As part of National Rural Health Day, Kimball Health Services today announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in quality. Based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX from iVantage Health Analytics, the Performance Leadership Awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the United States in the areas of quality, outcomes or patient perspective.
“To be recognized in the top 25 percent in the nation for quality is indeed an honor,” said Ken Hunter, CEO at Kimball Health Services. “Every day, our staff demonstrates our commitment to delivering quality care and it’s nice to see them be recognized for their work.”
The Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from publicly available data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars of performance. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, the INDEX serves as the data foundation for a number of industry-leading rural recognition programs and legislative initiatives.
“National Rural Health Day has come to symbolize not just the vital role healthcare providers play in rural communities, but the dedication and hard work that goes into overcoming the unique healthcare challenges that exist across rural America,” said Teryl Eisinger, Chief Executive Officer, NOSORH. “We are proud of the work of the State Offices of Rural Health, their partners and rural hospitals do to improve care across the nation.”
Kimball Health Services is a non-profit rural Nebraska hospital, owned by the citizens of Kimball County and committed to providing quality, patient-centered care. The hospital and on-campus clinic in Kimball and the clinic in Pine Bluffs, Wyo. offer state-of-the-art technology, access to specialty referral sources and a warm, caring environment. Services include hospital outpatient care, inpatient care, surgery, a 24-hour emergency room, multiple specialty clinics and service to the local nursing home.