Mercy Hospital Berryville Gets National Performance Award

December 14, 2016

Mercy Hospital Berryville is ranked among the top 25 percent best-performing rural, acute care hospitals in the nation. That’s according to iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH), which are recognizing Mercy with a performance award based on quality of care, outcomes, patient satisfaction and financial strength.

“We’re very proud to get this national honor, especially as a small town hospital,” said Doug Stroemel, Mercy Hospital Berryville administrator. “Our close-knit team works around the clock to ensure that our community has access to the best health care possible. This performance award helps to remind us that we’re making a difference.”

The ranking is based on the Hospital Strength INDEX, developed in partnership by NOSORH and iVantage, and captures performance metrics for all rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Using public information, it aggregates data from 66 metrics into three major categories and nine pillars to compile a single, overall rating. Mercy Hospital Berryville, which has 25 acute licensed beds, is positioned in the top quartile.

“These top performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement,” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics, a national advisory and business analytic service.

Click here to learn more about Mercy Hospital Berryville, located at 214 Carter St. in Berryville, Arkansas.

Mercy Springfield Communities is comprised of Mercy Hospital Springfieldan 866-bed referral center; an orthopedic hospital; a rehab hospital; a children’s hospital; five regional hospitals in Lebanon, Aurora, Cassville, Mountain View, Missouri and Berryville, Arkansas; and Mercy Clinic, a physician clinic with nearly 700 doctors and locations throughout the region. It is part of Mercy, named one the top five large health systems in 2016 by Truven, which serves millions annually. Mercy includes 45 acute care and specialty (heart, children’s, orthopedic and rehab) hospitals, more than 700 physician practices and outpatient facilities, 40,000 co-workers and more than 2,000 Mercy Clinic physicians in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma. Mercy also has outreach ministries in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas. 

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America’s 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities

iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage) is a leading provider of healthcare analytic and performance management analytic tools. Health system and hospital leadership teams across the country rely on the company’s software and services to deliver customized insights on clinical and financial performance, strategic planning, market assessment and payment optimization. iVantage is part of The Chartis Group, a national advisory services firm dedicated to the healthcare industry. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities. Learn more at


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