Loring Hospital in Sac City was recently recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality and Patient Perspective reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.
“We continue to strive to make every patients’ experience at Loring the best it can be. We are honored to be recognized by our patients recognizing our excellence in care,” Kara Wellington, nurse manager said. “Each patient is different and has unique healthcare needs. Our job is to make sure every patient receives quality care every day” she stated.
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.”
Michele Dettman is Loring’s Quality Manager. Her work includes patient surveys, gathering and reporting quality data to many organizations, and analyzing and working with staff to continually improve our quality standards. She, and all Loring staff, take pride in the work that Loring does to provide quality care in Sac County. “Rural health care services for individuals and populations increase the likelihood of a healthier population and desired health outcomes,” she stated. “Our quality programs and goals are a reflection of what our population needs and deserves in Sac County – quality healthcare, delivered as close to home as possible,” she concluded.