Recognition Highlights Low Readmission & Mortality Rates for Common Conditions
HILLSDALE, Mich.—Hillsdale Hospital today announced it has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for Excellence in Outcomes. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.
“The Chartis Center for Rural Health is the gold standard for accurately evaluating rural hospitals, so to receive this honor after being named a Top 100 Rural Hospital by Chartis earlier this year is quite an achievement for our team,” Rachel Lott, Hillsdale Hospital spokesperson, said. “Preserving patients’ health after their hospital stay is a key component of the care we provide, and this award recognizes the success of that effort.”
Indicators used for the Excellence in Outcomes recognition are 30-day readmission and mortality rates for common conditions such as pneumonia, as well as hospital-wide readmission rates and mortality scores.
The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is trusted and relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.
“Although the last two years have placed unprecedented pressure on the rural health safety net, the dedication to serving the community that we’re so accustomed to seeing from rural hospitals across the country hasn’t wavered,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Let us celebrate the power of rural on National Rural Health Day and honor the facilities working tirelessly to provide access to high quality healthcare services to their communities.”