Today, on National Rural Health Day, TriStar Ashland City Medical Center announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality and patient perspective, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.
"TriStar Ashland City is dedicated to giving our community high-quality healthcare close to home in Cheatham County, and this national recognition is a testament to that commitment," said Darrell White, Administrator and Chief Nursing Officer at TriStar Ashland City. "Rural communities have unique healthcare needs and our staff takes great pride in offering convenient access while saving the lives of neighbors in their local community."
The Performance Leadership Awards are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength INDEX (R), the industry's most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from public data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars to derive a single overall percentile rating for all Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals. The Performance Leadership Awards spotlight top performance in the areas of Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.
"National Rural Health Day provides the ideal opportunity to spotlight the power of rural and recognize those facilities excelling in Quality, Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes," said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. "We're thrilled to partner with NOSORH on this program and commend this year's recipients who are working diligently to provide quality care within their communities."