Three Banner Health hospitals named Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (Sept. 29, 2011)—Three Banner Health hospitals have been named to the list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America, by the National Rural Health Association during its annual conference.
The Top 100 hospitals were determined by the use of a comprehensive rating system, the Hospital Strength Index. This is the first national rating system to include rural facilities and more than 1,300 critical access hospitals.
The Hospital Strength Index includes 56 performance measures used to identify hospitals that are best prepared for success under the new health care system across a continuum of financial, value-based and market-driven performance indicators. The ratings are based on publicly reported data including quality information available from the U.S. Dept of Health and Human Service’s Hospital Compare website, Medicare Cost Reports and Medicare Claims data.
About Banner Health Ogallala Community Hospital
Ogallala Community Hospital has been serving the communities in western Nebraska area since 1952. An 18-bed, critical access hospital, Ogallala Community Hospital provides patients with a safe, efficient and caring environment.
About Platte County Memorial Hospital
Platte County Memorial Hospital opened in 1955, providing medical excellence to the residents of Platte County, Wyo. The hospital is a 25-bed critical access facility providing diagnostic, therapeutic, palliative and preventive care to meet patients’ physical, emotional and spiritual needs.
About Washakie Medical Center
Washakie Medical Center opened in 1961 providing quality health care to the residents of Big Horn Basin in Wyoming. Today, Washakie is a 25-bed critical access care hospital.
Phoenix-based Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns or manages 23 acute-care hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services located in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.