WORLAND, WY. (March 1, 2018) – Washakie Medical Center was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community, while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said Jay Stallings, CEO of Washakie Medical Center.
Washakie Medical Center scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance and its results are the basis for many of rural health care’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives.
Washakie Medical Center was one of two Wyoming hospitals ranked on this year’s list. The list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.
The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective, and Financial Stability.
“The Hospital Strength INDEX provides a true benchmark for helping rural providers to better understand performance levels and identify areas of improvement. When we look across the spectrum of rural-relevant INDEX indicators, the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals are establishing a new standard for how to deliver higher quality care to their communities despite an unpredictable health care environment,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
About Washakie Medical Center
Washakie Medical Center is a county-owned hospital in Worland, Wyo., operated by Banner Health, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care systems with 28 hospitals in six states. The facility completed a $25 million expansion project in 2017 providing enhancements in infrastructure and technology to nearly every area of the hospital to meet the needs of the Big Horn Basin residents. For more information, visit BannerHealth.com/Washakie.
About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the health care industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children's hospitals and health care service organizations achieve transformative results. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities. Learn more at Chartisrural.com.