PORT ANGELES — For the fourth year in a row, the Chartis Center for Rural Health has recognized Olympic Medical Center as one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the United States.
Olympic Medical Center is the only rural or community hospital on the North Olympic Peninsula. Jefferson Healthcare and Forks Community Hospital are critical access hospitals.
“Olympic Medical Center is honored to be in the Top 100 again, and we are proud of the steps we’ve taken to develop new standards for delivering high-quality care for our patients and community despite an unpredictable health care environment,” said OMC CEO Eric Lewis in a statement.
“I would like to thank your employees and medical staff for their hard work and ongoing commitment, They are the reason we’re a four-time recipient of the Top 100 award.”
The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals awards were issued in February and included no hospitals in Washington state.
Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally.
According to the Chartis Center for Rural Health, the iVantage Health Analytics index measures these facilities across eight pillars considered as hospital strength: inpatient share ranking, outpatient share ranking, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspective and financial stability.
“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, national leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
“Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance.”
The top 20 rural hospital awards will be announced in May and the top 20 critical access awards will be announced in September, according to the website at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.