Olympic Medical Center named a top rural community hospital for seventh year in a row

PORT ANGELES — For the seventh year in a row, Olympic Medical Center has been recognized as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Chartis names the top rural hospitals each year, using 36 different indicators to measure rural hospitals across eight categories of performance, which include market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge and financial efficiency.

“The entire team at Olympic Medical Center is responsible for this honor,” OMC CEO Darryl Wolfe said.

“Every staff member has contributed to OMC being named a Top 100 rural and community hospital for the seventh year in a row. I’m incredibly proud of them and our hospital.”

OMC is the only Washington state hospital to receive this particular recognition in 2022, the organization noted.

“Despite unprecedented adversity rural providers continue to display resiliency and a steadfast commitment to their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Honoring the Top 100 is one of the high points of our year.”

OMC pulmonologist Dr. Mark Fischer said he has seen OMC earn each of these awards as well as the evolution of health care on the Olympic Peninsula over the last 40 years.

“One of the reasons why OMC has been a repeated award winner for rural and community health care in the United States is because of the coupling of quality, safety and value of health care,” Fischer said.

“As OMC continues growing to meet the needs of our community, this national recognition is validation of the work we do every day to serve every patient who walks through our doors,” Wolfe said.

For more information on the recognition, visit olympicmedical.org/top100.

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