SOUTHERN UTAH – All three hospitals in the Southwest Region of Intermountain Healthcare recently announced they have been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in quality and patient satisfaction. This means these three Southwest Region hospitals are in the top 25 percent among all acute care hospitals in the nation. The three Intermountain hospitals that make up the Southwest Region are Dixie Regional Medical Center in St. George, Valley View Medical Center in Cedar City and Garfield Memorial Hospital in Panguitch.
Valley View Medical Center Administrator and CEO Jason Wilson said:
Intermountain Healthcare has done an incredible job in rural Utah creating healthcare networks to provide extraordinary care to the citizens that live in this part of the state. Here in the Southwest region of Utah, including St. George, Cedar City and Panguitch we have hospitals that really do provide world-class healthcare to our rural region, and it’s nice to be recognized by the iVantage organization for the outstanding work of all our employees.
The Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of hospital performance in the United States – capturing more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and critical access hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources such as Medicare Cost Reports, Medicare claims data and Hospital compare, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and 10 pillars, including Population Health, to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.
“Despite the many challenges rural hospitals face in today’s healthcare environment, they remain a vital and integral component of the community,” Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics, said. “The top quartile performers should be viewed as true market leaders. Through their commitment to performance analysis and improvement, they have established a blueprint for sustainability which other rural hospitals can follow.”
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