OSF HealthCare Saint James Recognized by the Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

2/22/2019 - Pontiac, Illinois

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(Pontiac, IL | February 20, 2019) – OSF HealthCare Saint James – John W. Albrecht Medical Center in Pontiac announces it has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics. Only four hospitals in Illinois were named to this list.

“Being one of only four Illinois hospitals on iVantage’s list is a distinct point of pride,” said Brad Solberg, President of OSF HealthCare Saint James. “The Chartis Center and iVantage use an extensive list of metrics. To make this elite list of hospitals underscores the level of quality, service and fiscal responsibility we bring to our patients and the communities we serve. It takes the combined effort of our Mission Partners and our providers to bring the very best care to every patient in every setting throughout the Livingston County area.”

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the INDEX leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Chare, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly-available data sources. 

“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance.”

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Resources:

The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, as well as the 2019 INDEX methodology, can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.

To learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health or to speak with someone regarding the INDEX and the 2019 Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at wbalfour@ivantagehealth.com.



Pam Meiner
Community Relations Coordinator
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