April 20, 2017 -
PORT ANGELES – The National Rural Health Association (NHRA) recently announced Olympic Medical Center one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country.
The Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals, including Olympic Medical Center, scored best among Prospective Payment System hospitals (rural community, non-Critical Access Hospitals) on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™. Olympic Medical’s Lorraine Wall, RN, chief nursing officer and hospital chief operations officer, and Scott Kennedy, MD, chief medical officer and chief safety officer, will be on hand to receive the award during a ceremony at the NRHA’s Rural Hospital Innovation Summit conference in May.
The Top 20 Rural Community Hospital winners are those hospitals who achieved success in the overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indicators of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charges and financial stability. The group was selected from iVantage’s Top 100 Rural Community Hospital list released earlier this year.
"This is a huge honor and shows the outstanding work of the employees and medical staff we have here at Olympic Medical Center,” says Eric Lewis, chief executive officer, Olympic Medical. "Our rural community deserves to have a high-caliber, quality medical community and we work hard to reliably deliver needed services now and in the future.”
The Top 20 Rural Community Hospital winners, in alphabetical order, are:
•Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell, South Dakota
•Bozeman Health, Bozeman, Montana
•Brookings Health System, Brookings, South Dakota
•Campbell County Health, Gillette, Wyoming
•Castleview Hospital, Price, Utah
•Cedar City Hospital, Cedar City, Utah
•Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, Vermont
•Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan
•Kalispell Regional Medical Center, Kalispell, Montana
•Major Health Partners, Shelbyville, Indiana
•Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper, Indiana
•Mercy Medical Center, Roseburg, Oregon
•Mid-Michigan Medical Center, Alpena, Michigan
•Montrose Memorial Hospital, Montrose, Colorado
•Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, Maine
•Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles, Washington
•Peterson Regional Medical Center, Kerrville, Texas
•Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Sheridan, Wyoming
•St. James Healthcare, Butte, Montana
•St. Peter’s Hospital, Helena, Montana
100 Top Rural and Community Hospitals
In February, Olympic Medical Center was named to the 2017 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the US by the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Hospitals named to this list play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America, and are top performers in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers, according to the report. Olympic Medical Center was the only hospital from Washington State named in the report.
About Olympic Medical Center
Olympic Medical Center (Clallam County Public Hospital District No. 2) is a comprehensive, award-winning health care provider for more than 70,000 residents of Clallam County. It has served the community since its establishment on Nov. 1, 1951, and is governed by a seven-member, publicly elected board. Olympic Medical is a sole community hospital and rural referral center, and a charter member of both the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (2003) and the Swedish Health Network (2011). Olympic Medical provides inpatient services at its 67-bed acute-care facility in Port Angeles, including a level-three trauma designated emergency department, surgical services, and labor and delivery. OMC’s outpatient services include cardiac, imaging, physical therapy and rehabilitation, laboratory, sleep medicine, surgical services, home health, physician clinics and comprehensive regional cancer care at locations in Port Angeles and Sequim.
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 RuralHealthWeb.org
About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.™ is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company. The company is a leading provider of information products serving an expansive healthcare industry. iVantage Health Analytics™ integrates diverse information with innovative delivery platforms to ensure customers’ timely, concise, and relevant strategic action. For more information, visit www.iVantageHealth.com