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The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage Health Analytics recognized 25 Pennsylvania hospitals as having reached top quartile performance status in Quality, Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction, and Financial Strength compared to all acute care hospitals in the nation. The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, the assessment of hospital performance in the country to include all rural providers. The following hospitals were recognized.

Six Rural Hospitals were Recognized for Excellence in Quality
Top quartile performers in the Quality-Based pillar of INDEX (AMI, HF, PN, SCIP, OP Process of Care Scores).

  • Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA
  • Lock Haven Hospital, Lock Haven, PA
  • Memorial Hospital, Towanda, PA
  • Muncy Valley Hospital, Muncy, PA
  • St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, PA
  • Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, PA

Eighteen Rural Hospitals were Recognized for Excellence in Outcomes
Top quartile performers in the Outcomes pillar of INDEX (Patient Safety Indicators, Readmissions, Mortality).

  • Bucktail Medical Center, Renovo, PA
  • Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, PA
  • Ellwood City Hospital, Ellwood City, PA
  • Fulton County Medical Center, McConnellsburg, PA
  • Grove City Medical Center, Grove City, PA
  • JC Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, PA
  • Kane Community Hospital, Kane, PA
  • Lock Haven Hospital, Lock Haven, PA
  • Miners Medical Center, Hastings, PA
  • Muncy Valley Hospital, Muncy, PA
  • Penn Highlands Brookville, Brookville, PA
  • Penn Highlands Elk, St. Marys, PA
  • Somerset Hospital, Somerset, PA
  • St. Luke’s Miners Memorial Hospital, Coaldale, PA
  • Tyrone Hospital, Tyrone, PA
  • UPMC Bedford Memorial, Bedford, PA
  • Warren General Hospital, Warren, PA
  • Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, PA

Five Rural Hospitals were Recognized for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction
Top quartile performers in the Patient Perspective pillar of INDEX (HCAHPS “Willingness to recommend”).

  • Jersey Shore Hospital, Jersey Shore, PA
  • Meyersdale Medical Center, Meyersdale, PA
  • Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA
  • Tyrone Hospital, Tyrone, PA
  • Windber Hospital, Windber, PA

Four Rural Hospitals were Recognized for Excellence in Financial Strength
Top quartile performers in the Financial Stability pillar of INDEX (Leverage, Liquidity, Capital Efficiency, and Resource Availability).

  • Endless Mountains Health Systems, Montrose, PA
  • Muncy Valley Hospital, Muncy, PA
  • Wayne Memorial Hospital, Honesdale, PA
  • Waynesboro Hospital, Waynesboro, PA