Baxter Regional Medical Center was recently named one of the
Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the United States by the
National Rural Health Association's (NRHA) Rural Health Policy Institute. The hospitals that are named
to this list are top performers in managing risk, achieving higher quality,
securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating
at a lower cost than their peers.
andldquo;We are honored by this achievement, as it symbolizes the commitment
to our purpose of preserving BRMC as a comprehensive, independent, community-driven
health system in order to optimize access to quality healthcare for patients
in the communities we serve,” said Ron Peterson, BRMC President and CEO.
Baxter Regional Medical Center scored in the top 100 of rural and community
iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s
most comprehensive rating of rural providers. It provides the data foundation
for the annual Rural Relevance Study and its results are the basis for
many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts
and legislative initiatives. The
Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America,
and the INDEX measures them across eight pillars of hospital strength:
Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality,
Outcomes, Patient Perspectives, and Financial Stability.