Friday, August 4, 2017

St. Elizabeth Hospital Named Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals

St. Elizabeth Grant Recognized for Quality of Care


St. Elizabeth Grant in Williamstown, Ky. was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country for Quality according to the National Rural Health Association (NRHA).

The Top 20 CAHs scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™ for Quality. These hospitals improve access to health care by keeping essential services in rural communities.


“We’re extremely proud to receive this recognition,” said Garren Colvin, CEO of St. Elizabeth Healthcare. “Our physicians and staff work to provide a high-quality patient experience each day and being part of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for Quality means our community can count on a positive experience at St. Elizabeth.”

St. Elizabeth Grant was chosen based on eight indices of strength, including inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charges and financial stability. The Top 20 was selected from iVantage’s Top 100 CAH list, released earlier this year.

An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Mo.

“NRHA is committed to ensuring our members have the best information to manage their hospitals,” said Brock Slabach, NRHA membership services senior vice president. “And we’re pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these rural hospitals.”

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