University Hospitals Conneaut and Geneva Medical Centers Recognized for Overall Excellence in Outcomes and Patient Perspectives

Friday, November 22, 2019

2019 Performance Leadership Awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the U.S.

ASHTABULA, OHIO–University Hospitals Conneaut and Geneva Medical Centers have been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Outcomes and Patient Perspective. Both hospitals received awards for Patient Perspective, and UH Conneaut was awarded for Outcomes.

Based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX from iVantage Health Analytics, the Performance Leadership Awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the United States in either Quality, Outcomes or Patient Perspective.

"We are honored to be recognized by NOSORH for our superior patient experience and outcomes,” said Jason Glowczewski, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, Chief Operating Officer for both hospitals. “The caregivers at both UH Conneaut and Geneva medical centers take tremendous pride in living our mission, values and vision every day with every patient."

The Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from publicly available sources, the INDEX aggregates information from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars of performance. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, the INDEX serves as the data foundation for a number of industry-leading rural recognition programs and legislative initiatives.

“National Rural Health Day has come to symbolize not just the vital role healthcare providers play in rural communities, but the dedication and hard work that goes into overcoming the unique healthcare challenges that exist across rural America,” said Teryl Eisinger, Chief Executive Officer, NOSORH. “We are proud of the work of the State Offices of Rural Health, their partners and rural hospitals do to improve care across the nation.”

Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health added to the recognition of top quartile performers. “Each year, National Rural Health Day serves as a terrific backdrop for celebrating the power of rural and recognizing rural providers who continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to delivering quality care within their communities.”

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