Kosciusko Community Hospital receives national recognition

Lutheran Health Network Kosciusko Community Hospital has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health for overall excellence in quality and financial strength, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural acute care hospitals in the nation, according to a news release from KCH.

“Receiving this award from iVantange Health Analytics is very rewarding as this reputable outside agency measures hospital patient care data, compares data nationally and acknowledges our commitment to continuous quality improvement,” said Kirk Ray, CEO of Lutheran Health Network Kosciusko Community Hospital.

The rankings have been determined by the Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance, the release states. 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 66 individual metrics into three major categories and nine pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

“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.