The top 20 CAHs, including Coffey County Hospital, scored best among CAHs as determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health for quality. The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) announces the rankings annually.
“To put that in perspective, there are 1,353 CAHs in the United States. This puts Coffey County Hospital’s quality measures in the top 1.5 percent, according to The National Rural Health Association,” said Chief Executive Officer Joben Rieth. “We are the only Kansas hospital recognized in this category, and we’ve earned back-to-back awards!
with the Chartis Center for Rural Health to assess performance in eight areas:
inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient
perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. If you think about it,
quality is the basis for future success in every category. It means that we are
moving in the right direction and taking the best possible care of our
recognition can’t be bought—it must be earned—making this honor a true
reflection of our staff’s commitment to our patients,” Rieth added. “Every
associate contributes something special to success, from the extraordinary care
they give our patients, to the attention to detail they bring to their job,
from teamwork with colleagues to seeing all departments pulling together.
That’s what makes this place so unique. It’s our people!"
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 comprises diverse
individuals and organizations from across the country, all sharing the common
bond of an interest in rural health.
Chartis is a
comprehensive healthcare advisory firm dedicated to helping clients build a
healthier world. Work is facilitated across the healthcare continuum with more
than 600 clients annually, including providers, payers, health services
organizations, technology and retail companies, and investors. Through times of
change, challenge, and opportunity, Chartis advises the industry on navigating
disruption, pursuing growth, achieving financial sustainability, unleashing
technology, improving care models and operations, enhancing clinical quality
and safety, and advancing health equity.