ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – On November 17, National Rural Health Day, Presbyterian Healthcare Services celebrated healthcare teams who care for patients in rural areas across New Mexico. This year, we highlight the success of four Presbyterian rural hospitals named 2016 Top Performers by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).
- Presbyterian Española Hospital in Española, New Mexico was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Financial Strength.
- Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, New Mexico was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Quality.
- Socorro General Hospital in Socorro, New Mexico was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Quality and Patient Outcomes.
- Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, New Mexico was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Financial Strength.
"We are proud to be recognized as a 2016 Top Performer for excellence in financial strength,” said Brenda Romero, Administrator, Presbyterian Española Hospital. “National Rural Health Day is a great opportunity to recognize the tremendous work of rural healthcare providers and employees across New Mexico."
This year, 18 New Mexico hospitals reached top quartile performance in Quality, Patient Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction and Financial Strength, according to NOSORH and iVantage. Rankings were designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, which assesses hospital performance across the country.
The Hospital Strength Index® serves as the basis for some of the most prominent awards in rural healthcare. It provides the industry standard for assessing and benchmarking rural Critical Access Hospital performance by measuring nine pillars of performance, encompassing 71 different metrics.
About Presbyterian Española Hospital:
Presbyterian Española Hospital has been owned and managed by Presbyterian Healthcare Services since 1977. This partnership is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities in Española and Rio Arriba County. Presbyterian Española Hospital and Presbyterian Healthcare Services operate a hospital, a primary care and specialty clinic, sleep disorder center, community-based programs, outpatient rehabilitation services and home healthcare services in Rio Arriba County. Presbyterian Española Hospital is one of eight hospitals run by Presbyterian, which also has a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group.