Ozarks Medical Center Named as 2017 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital
Ozarks Medical Center (OMC) in West Plains, Missouri was recently named
one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the United States
by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment
to providing the best health care possible to our community, while maintaining
an efficient and effective facility,” Tom Keller, President and
CEO of OMC. “Our mission is to provide exceptional compassionate
care to all we serve, and it’s nice that we are recognized for that.”
OMC scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage
Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. Only one other hospital
was recognized in Missouri, Mercy Hospital in Washington, Missouri. The
INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers.
It provides the data foundation for the annual Rural Relevance Study and
its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent
awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The list of the
Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals and more information about the
study can be found at www.iVantageINDEX.com.
The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals play a key role in providing
a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures
them across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking,
Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspectives,
and Financial Stability.
“It’s more important than ever that rural hospitals proactively
understand and address performance in the areas of cost, quality, outcomes
and patient perspective. iVantage’s INDEX was designed to serve
as this industry model,” said Michael Topchik, national leader of
the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Across the spectrum of performance
indicators, there are rural providers that are writing the blueprint for
success as they transition to value-based healthcare. Our analysis shows
that this group of top performers exhibits a focused concern for their
Ozarks Medical Center is a system of care encompassing a 114-bed acute
care hospital, 8 primary care and 15 specialty clinics, along with complete
rehabilitation and home care services. OMC is a not-for-profit medical
referral center with over 1100 employees, serving an 8-county area in
south central Missouri and north-central Arkansas. For more information
about OMC, call 417-256-9111 or visit the website at www.ozarksmedicalcenter.com.
About the Chartis Group and iVantage Health Analytics
The Chartis Group (Chartis) is a national advisory services firm dedicated
to the healthcare industry. Chartis provides strategic planning, value-based
care, advanced performance, informatics and technology consulting services
as well as leading-edge decision support tools to the country’s
leading healthcare providers. 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 Chartisrural.com.
iVantage Health Analytics is a subsidiary of The Chartis Group and 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’s analytics are the basis of
continuing thought leadership and insight in the areas of healthcare policy
and research. Learn more at iVantageHealth.com.