Floyd Valley Hospital named as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
Le Mars, Iowa (March 21, 2013) - Floyd Valley Hospital was named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics as determined by the company’s Hospital Strength Index™. The Hospital Strength Index is a comprehensive scorecard that evaluates the market conditions, clinical and operational performance, and financial and qualitative outcomes. The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals are the nation’s best rural safety-net institutions. Floyd Valley Hospital was one of nine Iowa hospitals to be recognized from 1,267 Critical Access Hospitals nationwide.
“Here is further evidence of what the excellent medical, nursing and support staff of Floyd Valley Hospital do to serve our patients,” states Mike Donlin, FVH Administrator. “It is particularly gratifying to see that our strongest areas on the iVantage scorecard were about quality outcomes and patient satisfaction. I am very proud to be associated with such talented and caring people!”
“We are honored to be listed among the iVantage Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals,” Donlin adds. “This is not something that we applied for or an award contest we entered, but an independent company that looked at the work we do every day. Being listed close to the 80th percentile for overall strength and at the 96th percentile for value-based strength is reassurance for us that we are an important part of the health care process in Plymouth County.”
Small and rural hospitals play a critical role in providing efficient and effective healthcare that is on par with other larger suburban and urban counterparts. “Rural hospitals have new and difficult demands that are best managed with actionable information. The Hospital Strength Index reflects the multiple challenges of running a hospital by incorporating the measures on which the industry has worked to gain consensus and standardization,” said John Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.
iVantage Health Analytics™ is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company serving more than 500 hospitals across the United States. The Hospital Strength Index™, a national ratings and analytics program developed by iVantage Health Analytics, rates 4,400+ US general acute care hospitals. The Index is based on eight performance categories measuring 56 different performance metrics. The Index offers hospital executives, boards of directors and communities an objective way to measure their relative performance internally and among their peers.