Several Winona Health staff members gather for a Top 100 photo. Earning a spot on the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals list takes the commitment of the entire Winona Health team: physicians, associate providers, staff and volunteers.
Second consecutive year Winona Health on Top 100 list
Winona Health was named a Top 100 U.S. Rural and Community Hospital for the second consecutive year.
Earning a spot on the Top 100 list is based on performance across numerous metrics collected on all hospitals by the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and the Chartis Center for Rural Health. It is the health care industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance.
“What this means to our patients is that our staff is committed to providing the best health care possible while maintaining an efficient, effective and sustainable organization,” said Rachelle Schultz, EdD, Winona Health president/CEO. “Winona Health is a Top 100 hospital thanks to talent and continued hard work of our physicians, associate providers, staff and volunteers. It reflects perseverance in focusing on the right work to benefit our patients and community.”
The Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: inpatient share ranking, outpatient share ranking, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, and financial stability.
“The Hospital Strength INDEX provides a true benchmark for helping rural providers to better understand performance levels and identify areas of improvement. When we look across the spectrum of rural-relevant INDEX indicators, the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals are establishing a new standard for how to deliver higher quality care to their communities despite an unpredictable health care environment,” said Michael Topchik, national leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
The list of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.
For more information about Winona Health, visit www.winonahealth.org.
About Winona Health
Winona Health is a nonprofit, community-owned health care system in Southeast Minnesota devoted to improving the health and well-being of the community. The organization provides health care and wellness services from birth through end of life through its hospital, primary care and specialty clinics, and senior services including assisted living, long-term care and hospice. For more information visit www.winonahealth.org.