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Ruby Valley Medical Center Named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital List

Ruby Valley Medical Center was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for Best Practices in Quality in the country.

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Ruby Valley Medical Center, scored best among critical access hospitals as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for Best Practices in Quality. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Mo. The Top 20 Critical Access Hospital “winners” are those hospitals who have achieved success in the overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge and financial efficiency. This group was selected from The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2020 Top 100 CAH list, which was released earlier this year.

Those hospitals that have been recognized as Top 20 Critical Access Hospital “best practice recipients” have achieved success in one of two key areas of performance:

Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the indicators of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures.

Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance aggregated and ranked across 10 domains of the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

“Ruby Valley Medical Center is proud of the efforts of its healthcare providers and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Landon Dybdal, Chief Executive Officer. “Our results as a top critical access hospital with regard to quality means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future.”

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