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Fairview Hospital Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2019 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital
February 19, 2019 – Fairview Hospital in Great Barrington, MA announced it has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.
Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the INDEX leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Chare, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly-available data sources.
“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.”
Top 100 Critical Access Hospital Resources:
To learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health or to speak with someone regarding the INDEX and the 2019 Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Fairview Hospital:
Fairview is a full service primary acute care hospital, offering inpatient medical services, general surgery, orthopedics, and maternity services with 24-hour emergency and hospitalist coverage. Fairview also provides a full range of ambulatory surgical services which include general surgery, gynecology, orthopedics, urology, plastic surgery, ophthalmology and gastroenterology.
Additionally, Fairview offers outpatient ancillary diagnostic and therapeutic services, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, physical and occupational therapy services, as well as a full range of primary care affiliated practices and clinics supporting the health and wellbeing of our community.
To learn more, please call the Community Relations Office at (413) 854-9611.