Ojai Valley Community Hospital Receives National Recognition for Excellence

Today, on National Rural Health Day, Ojai Valley Community Hospital announces that it has been recognized by Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for Overall Excellence in the categories of Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

“We remain dedicated to serving the residents of the Ojai Valley,” said Haady Lashkari, Chief Administrative Officer, Ojai Valley Community Hospital.  “This achievement underscores the commitment of our physicians and staff to providing outstanding patient care.  We are proud to be recognized among the top quartile of rural providers in the nation.”

The rankings are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance.  In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care.  The Hospital Strength INDEX captures performance metrics for all rural and Critical Access Hospitals.  Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from more than 50 individual metrics into three major categories and eight pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

Michael Topchik, national leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health, said, “It’s great to recognize these top performers who are excelling in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, or operating at a lower cost than their peers.”

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, healthcare for America’s 61 million rural citizens.  The Chartis Group is a comprehensive advisory and analytics service dedicated to the healthcare industry.  Chartis provides strategic planning, value-based care, advanced performance, informatics and technology consulting services, and decision support tools to the country’s leading healthcare providers.  A subsidiary of The Chartis Group, iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage) is a leading provider of healthcare analytic and performance management analytic tools.

Please join us in congratulating the physicians, staff, and administrators at Ojai Valley Community Hospital on this outstanding achievement!

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