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November 19 Is National Rural Health Day Three Presbyterian Rural Hospitals Recognized As 2015 Top Performers

Release Date:

November 17, 2015

TUCUMCARI, N.M. – On November 19, National Rural Health Day, Presbyterian Healthcare Services celebrates healthcare teams who care for patients in rural areas across New Mexico. This year, we highlight the success of three Presbyterian rural hospitals named 2015 Top Performers by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH).

  • Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Financial Strength.
  • Presbyterian Española Hospital was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Outcomes and Financial Strength.
  • Socorro General Hospital was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Outcomes.

“We are proud that three of our rural hospitals earned 2015 Top Performer designations,” said Bo Beames, vice president of regional operations, Presbyterian Healthcare Services. “In recognition of National Rural Health Day, we are excited to celebrate the tremendous work of our rural healthcare providers and employees in Socorro, Tucumcari and Española, as well as across New Mexico.”

Fourteen New Mexico hospitals reached top quartile performance in Quality, Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction and Financial Strength, according to NOSORH and iVantage. Rankings were designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, which assesses hospital performance across the country.

The Hospital Strength Index™ captures performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including more than 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public sources, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics to form an overall rating for each facility.

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About NOSORH
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. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.

About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage is a leading business analytic and advisory services company a unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new healthcare.

For more information please visit their website: iVantage Health Analytics

About Presbyterian Healthcare Services
Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of eight hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s largest private employer with approximately 11,000 employees.​​

Press Contact:

Kerri Dufault
Communications Specialist
E-mail: kdufault@phs.org
505-923-6593

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