Ashley Regional Medical Center Honored by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital
March 8, 2021
Vernal, UT (March 8, 2021) – Ashley Regional Medical Center today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital for the fifth consecutive year. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®.
“Our physicians, providers and staff are committed to providing high-quality care to patients,” said Wes Taylor, Chief Executive Officer at Ashley Regional Medical Center. “We are proud to have met the many challenges over the past year with kindness, patience and the best patient care possible. It is an honor to celebrate this recognition with staff after a tumultuous year.”
“The Top 100 program continues to illuminate strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be able to spotlight the efforts of these facilities through the INDEX framework.”
Over the course of the last 11 years, the INDEX has grown to become the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on public data and utilizing 36 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses rural hospitals across eight pillars of performance, including market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. The INDEX framework is widely used across the nation by independent rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints and state offices of rural health, which provide access to INDEX analytics through grant-funded initiatives.
About Ashley Regional Medical Center
Through its 39-bed, Joint Commission-accredited acute care facility and physician practices, Ashley Regional Medical Center provides inpatient and outpatient services to the populations of Uintah, Duchesne and Daggett counties in Utah and Rio Blanco County in Colorado. It is a designated Level IV trauma center, an Accredited Chest Pain Center and has been designated as a Stroke Receiving Facility by the Utah State Department of Health. The hospital's campus also includes a 45,000-square-foot, three-story Women's Center and an Infusion Center. Ashley Regional has been recognized by Health Insight, Leapfrog Group and other sources for excellence in quality indicators and measures.