Washington County Hospital named top critical access hospital

Washington County Hospital (WCH) in Nashville, IL was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) for Best Practice Recipient – Quality, in the country.
The top 20 CAHs, including WCH, scored best among CAHs as determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health for 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 CAHs have achieved success in 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 finance. This group was selected from the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2022 top 100 CAH list, which was released earlier this year.
The top 20 CAH 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 rural- relevant process of care measures. Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across
all 10 HCAHPS domains.
“Washington County Hospital is proud of the efforts of the providers and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” says Brian Monsma, President. “Our results as a top Best Practice Recipient – Quality means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future.”

About Washington County Hospital
Washington County Hospital is a 22 bed Critical Access Hospital (CAH) accredited by The Joint Commission (TJC). We provide acute care, swing/skilled care, surgical services, specialty clinic services and a full range of ancillary services. We also have a 28 bed long term care unit. WCH is located in Nashville, IL just 50 miles east of St. Louis, MO. WCH is affiliated with SSM Healthcare St. Louis and SSM
St. Mary’s/ Good Samaritan, Inc. in Centralia and Mt. Vernon. For more information, see
www.washingtoncountyhospital.org. Like WCH on Facebook.

About NRHA
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research.
NRHA’s membership is made up of diverse individuals and organizations from across the country, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

About the Chartis Group
The Chartis Group provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the health care industry. With unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, health analytics, informatics and technology, digital and emerging technologies, clinical quality and operations, and strategic communications, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children’s hospitals, and health care service organizations achieve transformative results and

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