National Rural Health Day, TriStar Ashland City Medical Center announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.
"TriStar Ashland City is proud to receive this recognition as it shows our commitment and dedication to our community," said Darrell White, Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer at TriStar Ashland City. "Rural communities have unique healthcare needs, and our staff takes great pride in offering convenient access to care while making a real difference in our neighbors' lives."
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the INDEX is the industry's most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on publicly available data sources, the INDEX methodology is the data foundation for a number of industry-leading rural recognition programs, rural health safety net-related research, and legislative initiatives. Performance Leadership Award recipients are rural hospitals ranking in the 75th percentile or above in the INDEX performance pillars for Quality, Outcomes, or Patient Perspective.
"Despite the fact that COVID-19 has created greater instability across the rural health safety net, we continue to see countless examples of rural hospitals rising to the challenge to serve their communities," said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. "I believe this dedication to mission and drive to overcome unexpected challenges echoes the long-standing commitment among rural hospitals to deliver high-quality care. We are thrilled to honor this year's top quartile performers."
"Across the nation, rural hospitals have been working exceptionally hard to adjust to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. While it has not been an easy year, I believe the perseverance displayed by rural hospitals and their partners at the State Offices of Rural Health exemplifies the true spirit of National Rural Health Day," said Teryl Eisinger, Chief Executive Officer, NOSORH. "We are delighted to join The Chartis Center for Rural Health in honoring the 2020 Performance Leadership Award winners."
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