Ashley Regional Medical Center named a top 20 rural and community hospital
February 23, 2023
February 23, 2023 (VERNAL, UT) – Ashley Regional Medical Center was recently named one of the top 20 rural and community hospitals in the country.
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has announced the 20 highest-ranked hospitals in the country based on an evaluation by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. The hospitals are identified using the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX, the most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. These hospitals will be recognized May 18 during NRHA’s Rural Hospital Innovation Summit in San Diego, Calif.
The determining factors for the top 20 rural and community hospitals are based on eight indices: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and finance.
“Ashley Regional Medical Center is proud of the efforts of its physicians and healthcare staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation. It reflects the teams’ compassion and commitment to high-quality patient care,” says Wes Taylor, CEO at Ashley Regional Medical Center. “Our recognition as a top health care provider means our community can trust us to deliver the services they need now and in the future.”
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 healthcare workers provide safe, high-quality patient care across labor and delivery, surgery, imaging, outpatient care, the 24/7/365 emergency room and many other specialties. Ashley Regional has been recognized for excellence in quality indicators and measures, including being named a Top 100 Community & Rural hospital for seven consecutive years by Chartis Center for Rural Health and holds a 5-star CMS rating.
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. NRHA’s membership consists of diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.
Chartis is a comprehensive health care advisory firm dedicated to helping clients build a healthier world. Work is facilitated across the health care continuum with more than 600 clients annually, including providers, payers, health services organizations, technology and retail companies, and investors. Through times of change, challenge, and opportunity, Chartis advises the industry on how to navigate disruption, pursue growth, achieve financial sustainability, unleash technology, improve care models and operations, enhance clinical quality and safety, and advance health equity. Teams convened bring deep industry expertise and industry leading innovation, enabling clients to achieve transformational results and create positive societal impact. For more information, visit www.chartis.com.