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Lincoln County Medical Center recognized as Top Performing Rural Hospital

December 20, 2013

RUIDOSO, N.M. – Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Quality by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage Health Analytics last month.

LCMC joined two other Presbyterian regional hospitals, Dr. Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital and Socorro General Hospital, in earning the recognition for Excellence in Quality. A total of five New Mexico rural hospitals reached top performance status in Quality, Patient Satisfaction and Efficiency compared to all acute care hospitals in the nation.

“Lincoln County Medical Center is honored to be recognized by NOSORH and iVantage Health Analytics for this achievement,” said Al Santos, LCMC Administrator. “This recognition, in addition to being named a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics and a top performer by The Joint Commission earlier this year, reflects our commitment to providing quality patient care.”

Ratings were determined by The Hospital Strength Index™, developed by iVantage Health Analytics to recognize top performing hospitals based on key metrics critical to success in healthcare. The Hospital Strength Index™ is based on eight performance categories, measuring 56 different metrics. It offers hospital executives, trustees and boards of directors an objective way to measure performance internally and among their peers. Data used to produce The Hospital Strength Index™ are available from several public sources, primarily the federal government.


About Lincoln County Medical Center
Lincoln County Medical Center is a county-owned facility leased by Presbyterian Healthcare Services. This partnership has existed since 1972 and is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities. Lincoln County Medical Center and Presbyterian Healthcare Services operates a hospital, 6 clinics and a countywide ambulance service. Lincoln County Medical Center employs more than 250 people, including more than 15 providers throughout Lincoln County.

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