Home > News > HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Receives Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in Country Award

9/23/2016

HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital Receives Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in Country Award


Highland, IL – Members from the HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital - Highland leadership team traveled to Kansas City this week to receive the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) award. St. Joseph’s Hospital was named a Top 20 CAH in the Country for Practices in Quality. There are 1,332 CAHs in the United States.

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including St. Joseph's Hospital, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength Index for Practices in Qualilty.  The rankings were announced in May by NRHA.

Top 20 Critical Access Hospital “winners” are those hospitals who have achieved success in the overall performance based on a composite rating from nine indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, population risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and financial stability. This group was selected from iVantage’s Top 100 CAH list, released earlier this year. “This award is the product of a lot of hard work and dedication by the colleagues and physicians at St. Joseph’s Hospital,” said Peg Sebastian, former President & CEO of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Sebastian led St. Joseph’s for six years before transitioning to the President & CEO position at Sister Hospital HSHS St. Elizabeth’s in January. “St. Joseph’s Hospital provides Highland area residents the best care possible, close to home. This award strengthens St. Joseph’s position as the hometown healthcare provider of choice.”
 
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.
 
PHOTO: Elizabeth Govero, Chief Nursing Officer at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital – Highland (left), is joined by Melissa Cates, interim Director of Quality (center) and Teresa Cornelius, Director of Clinical Operations, to accept the National Rural Health Association’s Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals award in Kansas City. 

Media Contacts

Ashley Gramann
Communications Manager
Phone: 618-651-2589
Ashley.Gramann@hshs.org
 
Terriann Tharp
Division Director, Marketing & Communications
Phone: 217-347-1275
terriann.tharp@hshs.org