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Memorial Hospital of Converse County Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2019 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Hospital news | Wednesday, February 27, 2019
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Contact: Karl Hertz

Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas, Wyoming today announced it has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.

“We were thrilled to learn of our selection as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital this year. It is a testament to all the hard work by our providers and staff in the past year and I couldn’t be more proud of them all,” stated Memorial Hospital of Converse County CEO, Ryan Smith. “This level of commitment from our staff is testament to their continued dedication in providing consistent patient-centered care to our community in Douglas.”

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the INDEX leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Care, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly-available data sources.

“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance.”

The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, as well as the 2019 INDEX methodology, can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals. Memorial Hospital of Converse County was the only critical access hospital within Wyoming named to this list. To learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health or to speak with someone regarding the INDEX and the 2019 Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at wbalfour@ivantagehealth.com.

Memorial Hospital of Converse County is a 25-Bed Critical Access Hospital located in Douglas. Memorial Hospital has ten clinic locations across 10 additional Wyoming Communities outside of Douglas including Casper, Gillette, Riverton, Rawlins, Lander, Glenrock, Lusk, Torrington, Guernsey, and Wheatland. Find out more at www.ConverseHospital.com