BUSINESS BRIEFS: Olympic Medical Center named a top 20 rural hospital … and other items

PORT ANGELES — The National Rural Health Association named Olympic Medical Center again to its Top 20 Rural Community Hospital list.

The awardees were hospitals that successfully performed in categories including inpatient and outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charges and financial stability, according to a news release.

“OMC is honored and pleased to receive this recognition and we remain focused on improving our services to our patients and community,” said OMC CEO Eric Lewis.

The medical center scored best among Prospective Payment System hospitals (rural community, non-Critical Access Hospitals) on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index.

A private health care business intelligence and technology company, iVantage “is a leading provider of information products serving an expansive health care industry,” according to the release.

The 20 hospitals will be honored during the health association’s Innovation Hospital Summit on May 10.

For more information about iVantage, visit www.iVantageHealth.com.

For more information regarding the health association, visit www.RuralHealthWeb.org.

KONP talk guests

PORT ANGELES — Here is this week’s schedule for the 1:05 p.m. to 2 p.m. local talk show segment on KONP radio, at1450 AM, 101.7 FM and www.konp.com on the internet outside the Port Angeles area.

Station General Manager Todd Ortloff hosts the Monday through Thursday segments.

This week’s scheduled lineup:

Monday: Clallam County Sheriff Bill Benedict.

Jim Moran and Patrick Noonan from the North Olympic History Center discussing scholarships.

Tuesday: Clallam Fire 2 Rescue Fire Chief Sam Phillips, with Assistant Chief Jake Patterson, give a fire district updateand discuss a FEMA Grant for new brush engine.

24th District State Rep., Mike Chapman

Wednesday: Mariners.

Thursday: Clallam County commissioners.