Today, on National Rural Health Day, Central Maine Healthcare announced its Critical Access Hospitals, Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital, have been recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH), reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation. Bridgton Hospital and Rumford Hospital received recognition for performance in outcomes and patient perspective, respectively.
“It’s an honor to have Bridgton and Rumford Hospitals recognized for being top-performing rural hospitals. One of the best aspects of being a rural hospital is the connection we have with our communities and the ability to care for our friends, families and neighbors. I want to thank the staff members at Bridgton and Rumford for their hard work every day serving the Lakes and River Valley regions. The staff and communities make me proud to lead these hospitals,” said David Frum, President of Bridgton and Rumford Hospitals.
The rankings are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. The Hospital Strength INDEX captures performance metrics for all rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from more than 50 individual metrics into three major categories and eight pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.
“On this important day, as we celebrate the power of rural, it’s great to recognize these top performers who are excelling in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, or operating at a lower cost than their peers,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “These leaders serve as a benchmark for other rural facilities as they strive to achieve similar results and provide a blueprint for how to successfully run a hospital and serve their communities amidst today’s uncertainty and mounting pressures.”