Carthage Earns Top Ranking

August 16, 2013

Mercy McCune-Brooks Carthage, MO

CARTHAGE,MO–Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital will be honored as one of the 60 highest ranked Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the nation at a conference in October. Mercy McCune-Brooks Hospital is one of 20 hospitals recognized for high scores on a patient perspective index as determined by HCAHPS  (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) evaluations.  The announcement was made recently by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). The hospitals were ranked by iVantage Health Analytics.

The 60 designated CAHs achieved success in one of three key areas of performance:



•  Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories  of Hospital Compare process of care measures.

•  Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank on two  Hospital Compare HCAHPS measures (“overall rating” and “highly recommend”).

•  Financial stability index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank on a set of  balance sheet and income statement financial ratios.

An awards ceremony will be held during the NRHA Critical Access Hospital Conference in October in Austin, Texas.

NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

iVantage Health Analytics, Inc. is a privately held health care business intelligence and technology company. The company is a leading provider of information products serving an expansive health care industry. iVantage integrates diverse information with innovative delivery platforms to ensure customers’ timely, concise and relevant strategic action.