Iowa Specialty Hospital

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership

November 20, 2015

Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality, Outcomes, and Patient Perspectives for their Belmond Campus  and overall excellence in Outcomes and Patient Perspectives for their Clarion Campus.  This is a reflection of the top performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized with this outstanding distinction,” stated Steve Simonin, president and CEO of Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics. “This honor is a reflection of the commitment and dedication of our employees to provide exceptional health care to each and every patient on a daily basis."

Amy McDaniel, Belmond CEO, agreed, “Our priority is service and quality, and that is apparent in the high level of attention we place on patient safety. We focus on delivering an experience for patients that is unmatched in our region, and this recognition is proof of our high standards.”

The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. The Hospital Strength INDEX™ captures performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and 9 pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

“These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement.  It’s an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities.” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America’s 61 million rural citizens. 

iVantage is a leading business analytic and advisory services company using a combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services that accelerates decision making for new health care. 

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