Brooks County Hospital Receives Rural Health Recognition

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Archbold Memorial Hospital’sBrooks County Hospital was recently recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) as a Champion for Rural Health for overall excellence in patient outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.  The outcome index is based on patient safety indicators—falls, catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI), hospital readmissions and mortality.

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 more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and critical access hospitals.

"Our team members take great pride in this recognition”, said Ken Rhudy, Brooks County Hospital administrator.  “It showcases our commitment to providing the best care for our community.”

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist state offices of rural health in their efforts to improve access to—and the quality of— healthcare for America's 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders, creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities, and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.

“I’m so proud of our team at Brooks County Hospital for achieving this award”, said LaDon Toole, Archbold’s Vice President of System Hospitals and Long-Term Care. “Our physicians and staff truly care for this community and for the health and well-being of its citizens.”