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Fairfield Memorial Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Outcomes


Fairfield, IL, November 12, 2015 – Fairfield Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce that we have been recognized by the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage Health Analytics and for overall excellence in Outcomes (patient safety indicators, readmissions, mortality) reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

“I am very proud that Fairfield Memorial Hospital has been recognized on a national level for the collective efforts and commitment made by our Medical Staff and employees towards providing the best possible outcome for our patients as evidenced by this award” states Katherine Bunting-Williams, Fairfield Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer. 

The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. The Hospital Strength INDEX™ captures performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and 9 pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

“These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement. On this occasion of National Rural Health Day, it’s an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face.” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America’s 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities

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