Montrose Memorial Hospital Receives Award for Patient Outcomes

Montrose Memorial Hospital Receives Award for Patient Outcomes

 MONTROSE, CO (December 12, 2016)—In partnership with the National Office of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), iVantage Health Analytics has recognized Montrose Memorial Hospital (MMH) for overall excellence in patient outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural acute care hospitals in the nation.

The award is based on analytics from the iVantage Hospital Strength INDEX, a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. iVantage’s analysis indicates the hospital offers exceptional patient outcomes when compared against all rural hospitals nationwide.

“We’re proud of this important achievement recognizing our positive patient outcomes,” said Steve Hannah, MHA, CEO of Montrose Memorial Hospital. “Our mission includes giving our community care with excellent service and compassion. We feel this award is a testament to our employees delivering the award-winning patient care our community deserves.”

“These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement… it’s an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face.” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

The Hospital Strength INDEX captures performance metrics for all rural and Critical Access Hospitals in the nation. Leveraging data from public data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and nine pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility. The analysis from this data gathering allows the INDEX to identify top performers in each category of performance tracking.

The award marks a banner year for the health system, which in months prior has received high marks from other analyses—including being named a Four Star Hospital by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), and receiving recognition from iVantage Health Analytics as one of the nation’s Top 5% of rural hospitals in the country.

About Montrose Memorial Hospital (
Montrose Memorial Hospital is a 501(c)3 nonprofit healthcare system serving Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray, Gunnison, Delta, Hinsdale and San Juan counties. The health system offers a 75-bed hospital and an extensive range of inpatient & outpatient health care services, including cardiology, oncology, minimally invasive surgery, laboratory, medical imaging/radiology, Mountain View Therapy, Level III Trauma Center, Acute Rehabilitation Unit and the family birthing center. The health system partners with regional providers on joint ventures to meet local healthcare needs, including CareFlight air ambulance service, San Juan Cancer Center and Black Canyon Surgical Center. Montrose Memorial is the second-largest employer in Montrose County, with more than 600 employees and 100 physicians who represent 23 medical specialties. The hospital has received patient satisfaction ratings exceeding 90% since 2010.

About iVantage Health Analytics (
iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage) is a leading provider of healthcare analytic and performance management analytic tools. Health system and hospital leadership teams across the country rely on the company’s software and services to deliver customized insights on clinical and financial performance, strategic planning, market assessment and payment optimization. iVantage is part of The Chartis Group, a national advisory services firm dedicated to the healthcare industry. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities.