Kirby Medical Center named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital list
Kirby Medical Center in
Monticello, Illinois was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for
Best Practice- Patient Satisfaction in the country.
The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including
Kirby Medical Center scored best among critical access hospitals as determined by The Chartis
Center for Rural Health forBest Practice- Patient Satisfaction. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association
(NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access
Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Mo.
Those hospitals that have been recognized as Top 20 Critical Access Hospital
“best practice recipients” have achieved success one of two
key areas of performance:
Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the
indicators of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures.
Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance aggregated and ranked across 10 domains
of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).
“Kirby Medical Center is proud of the efforts of its physicians and
staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation
this year, as well as past years,” said
Steve Tenhouse, Kirby Medical Center CEO. “Our results as top Best Practice- Patient Satisfaction means our
community can count on us to deliver the care they need now, and in the
future, with compassion and personal service.”
Kirby Medical Center
About the National Rural Health Association
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing
of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through
advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made
up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share
the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit
About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services
and analytics to the healthcare 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 healthcare
service organizations achieve transformative results. Chartis has offices
in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis and San Francisco.
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