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Rural Hospitals Honored for Quality

Press Release

April 3, 2013

Nine rural hospitals in Utah have been recognized for excellence in a survey performed by iVantage Health Analytics, which rates facilities on hospital market, operational, clinical, and financial outcomes. Based on the survey, Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi was singled out as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation.

“In these challenging economic times and the ever-changing face of healthcare as a result of the Affordable Care Act, it’s reassuring to know that Utah’s rural residents have access to high quality healthcare,” said Don Wood, director of the Office of Primary Care and Rural Health in the Utah Department of Health.

Eight other Utah hospitals were listed as top quartile performers in the same study. These are the others:

  • Delta Community Medical Center in Delta was recognized as a top performer in the overall Hospital Strength Index (HSI).
  • Garfield Memorial Hospital was cited for excellence in outcomes.

The following hospitals were recognized for excellence in patient satisfaction:

  • Delta Community Medical Center
  • Fillmore Community Medical Center
  • Heber Valley Medical Center
  • Central Valley Medical Center in Nephi
  • Garfield Memorial Hospital in Panguitch

The following hospitals were recognized for excellence in efficiency:

  • Delta Community Medical Center
  • Gunnison Valley Hospital
  • Heber Valley Medical Center
  • Uintah Basin Medical Center in Roosevelt
  • Sevier Valley Medical Center in Richfield
  • Sanpete Valley Hospital in Mount Pleasant

The following were recognized for excellence in quality:

  • Sanpete Valley Hospital
  • Fillmore Community Medical Center
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