Punxsutawney Area Hospital Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Punxsutawney Area Hospital in Punxsutawney, PA announced it has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This honor is regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence.

Daniel D. Blough, CEO, stated, “The Punxsutawney Area Hospital is proud of the steadfast community, Board of Directors, medical staff, and employees. As we celebrate our 130th birthday this month, we are excited to receive this recognition by a national comprehensive advisory and analytical firm.”

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the INDEX leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength including: 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 Rural & Community Hospital Resources:
The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, as well as the 2019 INDEX methodology, can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.

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 [email protected] 

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