LA GRANDE — Grande Ronde Hospital has been notified it has – once again – earned a spot on the iVantage Health Analytics’ listing of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. As of April 2016, there were 1,332 certified CAHs located throughout the United States, and 25 in Oregon. Making the Top 100 in the nation for 2017 keeps GRH in the top 7.5 percentile of all CAHs. GRH is also one of only four of Oregon 25 CAHs to make the 2017 list.
“We are so honored to make the Top 100 for the third year in a row,” said Jim Mattes, GRH CEO and President. “A strong and independent healthcare system is so crucial to sustaining the quality of life we all enjoy in our small community. When so many rural communities are in danger of their own small hospitals closing, an honor like this is something of which we all can be proud.”
Measured across eight pillars of hospital strength: 1.) Inpatient Share Ranking, 2.) Outpatient Share Ranking, 3.) Cost, 4.) Charge, 5.) Quality, 6.) Outcomes, 7.) Patient Perspectives, and 8.) Financial Stability, the Hospital Strength INDEX® is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural and Critical Access Hospitals. GRH scored as a Top 100 CAH because of its dedication to support the local community it serves, understanding the crucial part CAHs play in the health safety net for rural communities.
“It’s more important than ever that rural hospitals proactively understand and address performance in the areas of cost, quality, outcomes and patient perspective. iVantage’s INDEX was designed to serve as this industry model,” said Michael Topchik, national leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Across the spectrum of performance indicators, there are rural providers that are writing the blueprint for success as they transition to value-based healthcare. Our analysis shows that this group of top performers exhibits a focused concern for their community needs.”