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Six Banner Health hospitals named top performers


Ogallala Community Hospital ranks among top hospitals

OGALLALA, NE (Nov. 21, 2013) – As part of National Rural Health Day on Nov. 21, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health highlighted the accomplishment of Ogallala Community Hospital being named a HealthStrong™ Award winner by iVantage Health Analytics.

The awards are based on a national ratings program that ranks 4,400 general acute care hospitals including the 1,300 critical access hospitals. iVantage Health evaluates 56 different performance metrics in areas of competitiveness and market strength, quality of care, patient satisfaction and financial strength. They were announced at the annual meeting of National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health in October.

Ogallala Community Hospital was ranked in the top quartile for Overall Excellence and Excellence in Quality.

“These awards show that our physicians and staff are providing the highest level of care to all patients who come to the facility. I couldn’t be more proud,” said Sharon Lind, chief executive officer of Ogallala Community Hospital.

Earlier this year, Ogallala Community Hospital was named a HealthStrongTM Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the United States by iVantage Health in March.

In addition to Ogallala Community Hospital, five other Banner Health facilities were named HealthStrong™ Award winners: East Morgan County Hospital in Brush, CO, Washakie Medical Center in Worland, WY, Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, WY, Community Hospital in Torrington, WY, and Page Hospital in Page, AZ. More information can be found at

About Ogallala Community Hospital
Ogallala Community Hospital in Ogallala, Neb., is part of Banner Health, one of the country’s largest nonprofit health care systems with 24 hospitals in seven states. OCH offers services including Emergency care, inpatient services, infusion therapy, medical imaging, orthopedics, surgery and women’s services. For more information, visit

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