LaGrange, Ind. –The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has recognized Parkview LaGrange Hospital for excellence in quality and patient satisfaction. The hospital is ranked as a top performer of more than 4000 general acute care hospitals in the nation by the iVantage Hospital Strength IndexTM rating system (HSI). This data-driven program is the first rating system in the country to include all rural providers – including critical access hospitals - and is designed to recognize excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care.
“IRHA is very pleased to recognize Parkview LaGrange Hospital as the only general acute care facility in northeast Indiana to achieve the top quartile,” said Cindy Large, IRHA Project Director and SuiteSTATS Advisor.
“These rankings are a testament to the great staff and medical providers we have here at Parkview LaGrange Hospital,” said Rob Myers, chief operating officer of Parkview Lagrange.
“We are pleased to see such a comprehensive ratings initiative launched in response to the Affordable Care Act,” said Alan Morgan, Chief Executive Officer of the National Rural Health Association. “Rural healthcare represents over one-third of U.S. hospitals and serves over 62 million Americans who have few healthcare choices. The NRHA is committed to advancing the performance improvement in our hospitals and is excited to have a tool that allows us to monitor our impact over time.”
HSI Excellence in Quality measures a hospital’s processes of care for acute heart attacks, congestive heart failure, pneumonia, surgical care processes and outpatient care. The Excellence in Patient Satisfaction rankings are based on the patient perspective index of the HSI which includes HCAHPS “willingness to recommend” and “overall quality” scores.
Parkview LaGrange Hospital is a not-for-profit community hospital providing comprehensive inpatient, outpatient, emergency and diagnostic healthcare services and supportive and educational programming for the people of LaGrange County and surrounding communities. Parkview LaGrange is a member of Parkview Health, a family of hospitals and healthcare services covering a 15-county region in northeastern Indiana and western Ohio.