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Four Parkview hospitals are recognized for rural healthcare excellence

WABASH, IND. – Nov. 17, 2022 – Four Parkview hospitals – Parkview Huntington Hospital, Parkview LaGrange Hospital, Parkview Wabash Hospital and Parkview Whitley Hospital – have been recognized for excellence by The Chartis Center for Rural Health with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award.

Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Award honor s top quartile performance (75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in any of three categories: quality, outcomes and patient perspective.

Parkview Wabash Hospital was honored in both the quality and outcomes categories.

“We are honored to be recognized for the quality of care we provide and the outcomes our patients experience as a result of our care,” said Debra Potempa, president of Parkview Wabash Hospital. “We have witnessed extremely high volumes and constant change over the last two and half years. Throughout it all, our team of skilled co-workers and physicians has remained dedicated to serving our community and focused on delivering the high-quality care our patients expect and deserve.”

Among Parkview Wabash’s sister facilities also honored, Parkview Noble Hospital was also recognized in both the outcomes and quality categories. Parkview LaGrange Hospital was recognized in the quality category, and Parkview Huntington Hospital in the outcomes category.

The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is trusted and relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

The announcement coincides with the National Rural Health Day celebration on Nov. 17.

“Although the last two years have placed unprecedented pressure on the rural health safety net, the dedication to serving the community that we’re so accustomed to seeing from rural hospitals across the country hasn’t wavered,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Let us celebrate the power of rural on National Rural Health Day and honor the facilities working tirelessly to provide access to high quality healthcare services to their communities.”

The Performance Leadership Award is one of five awards the organization hands out annually to recognize rural community and critical access hospitals. Amidst uncertainty, transition and strain, the top performers are acknowledged for excelling in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, and operating at a lower cost than their peers. These groups serve as a benchmark for other rural facilities as they strive to achieve similar results and provide a blueprint for successfully navigating the uncertainty of the new healthcare.

Parkview Wabash Hospital is located at 10 John Kissinger Drive in Wabash, Indiana