BREAKING: CCH earns recognition as one of top 25% of acute care hospitals

Published 12:55 pm Thursday, November 21, 2013

Crenshaw Community Hospital earned the iVantage Health Analytics HealthStrong Award for Excellence in Efficiency, putting them at the top quarter among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

“To be recognized as a HealthStrong Award winner is a tremendous honor for Crenshaw Community Hospital’s staff and physicians, as well as the community we serve,” said Brad Eisemann, chief executive officer of CCH. “I am proud of our commitment to excellence and the efforts made daily to deliver high quality health care.”

Eisemann called the recognition a huge accomplishment.

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“Being recognized in the top 25 percent of all hospitals in the country is a huge accomplishment,” he said. “Our community hospital may be small in size but we deliver big on quality and personal care. I congratulate every employee, volunteer and physician at our hospital and I thank them for working together to ensure our patients receive the highest quality care and service.



iVantage Health announced the latest HealthStrong Award™ winners at the annual meeting of the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health held this October in Asheville, NC. The

HealthStrong Awards are based on The Hospital Strength Index™, a national ratings program developed by iVantage to recognize top performing hospitals based on key metrics critical to success in the new healthcare marketplace. The Hospital Strength Index ranks all 4,400+ U.S. general acute care hospitals, including the 1,300+ Critical Access Hospitals. The Index is based on eight performance categories, measuring 56 different performance metrics. The Index offers hospital executives, trustees and boards of directors an objective way to measure their relative performance internally and among their peers.



Small and rural hospitals play a critical role in providing efficient and effective healthcare that is comparable to its larger urban counterparts. “Rural hospitals have new and difficult demands that can only be managed with better information. The Hospital Strength Index reflects the multiple challenges of running a hospital by incorporating the measures on which the industry has worked to gain consensus and standardization,” said John Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.