Hospital Happenings: May 2017

Montrose Memorial Hospital Rated Top 20 Rural Community Hospital in Nation

What an incredible honor your community hospital received! Montrose Memorial Hospital was recently named one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). It is also the only Colorado hospital ranked in the Top 20.

The Top 20 Rural Community Hospital winners are those hospitals who have achieved success in overall performance based on a composite rating from eight categories: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charges and financial stability. This group was selected from iVantage’s Top 100 Rural Community Hospital list, released earlier this year. In the data analysis, Montrose Memorial Hospital was compared to approximately 800 other rural community hospitals in the nation. While some states have representation by multiple hospitals, most states aren’t represented at all and only twelve of the fifty U.S. states have any hospital in the list.

The study is based off the Hospital Strength INDEX by iVantage Analytics, designed to objectively compare hospital performances in over 70 individual metrics spanning eight categories. According the NRHA, top hospitals in the study demonstrate “Loyal, satisfied patients,” “Outstanding quality and safety programs,” and other patterns of a strong hospital/healthcare system.

Our 700+ staff members, 100 physicians, volunteers and Board members have worked hard and contributed to Montrose Memorial Hospital receiving this extraordinary honor. It is the mission of MMH to provide healthcare services to our communities with excellent service, compassion and fiscal responsibility. This achievement demonstrates that we live up to our values and deliver to our Friends & Family the excellent healthcare services they deserve & expect.

Our Board Chair Ron Courtney recently added: “What is especially gratifying to me is that this award is based on a 360 degree view of our health system including service, financial strength and quality of care. It is very hard to excel in all eight facets they evaluate in ranking hospitals for this award. I’m happy for Montrose as this recognition is just more evidence of what a great community we get to call home.”

We are very proud of this prestigious award and also know that we can’t rest on our laurels. We will continue to work hard to be the hospital and employer of choice for Montrose and our surrounding communities.

Leann Tobin, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, MMH 240-7344