The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) is proud to partner with the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and celebrate National Rural Health Day. As part of this year’s celebration, CCRH and iVantage Health Analytics are once again recognizing top quartile performance in three keys areas of rural provider performance – Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.
The last 12 months have been difficult for rural providers, and continued debate about the future of the Affordable Care Act has added another layer of uncertainty to hospitals which serve rural Americans. In the face of these challenges, however, rural providers are proving that there is also a silver lining. Across the nation, leadership teams and frontline decision makers are rolling up their sleeves and finding innovative ways to move the needle forward on performance and quality of care.
Our research shows that rural communities are not as young or healthy as their more urban counterparts, which is why the uncertainly facing rural healthcare is not only a rural issue; it is a public health issue. The hospitals being recognized as part of the 2017 NOSORH Performance Leadership Awards as well as the hospitals earning Top 100 status earlier in the year, exemplify the power of commitment rural and Critical Access Hospitals have for their communities.
Each year, National Rural Health Day provides us with a moment to stop and recognize the role rural providers play in their communities, celebrate success and look for models of a path forward for the rural health safety net serving some 60 million Americans.
To learn more about these awards visit our special 2017 NOSORH Performance Leadership Awards page.