Margaretville Hospital Named to Top 100 Critical Access Hospital List

HealthAlliance of the Hudson Valley®’s Margaretville Hospital campus has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country.

The announcement was made during the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) 10th annual Critical Access Hospital Conference, which attracted 650 rural hospital leaders to Kansas City, Mo.

Sandy Horan, the Executive Director of Margaretville Hospital, said the hospital is pleased and honored to have been recognized.

“This acknowledges the hard work and commitment to quality care provided by our physicians, nurses, technicians and support staff,” said Ms. Horan. “We are and always will be committed to ensuring that our patients have a positive and satisfying experience here at Margaretville Hospital.”

The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, including Margaretville Hospital, scored best among critical access hospitals on the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™. In this first-ever comprehensive rating of CAHs, the results recognize the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals that are the safety net to communities across America – measuring them across 56 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. More information can be found at www.HospitalStrengthIndex.com.

“Rural hospitals play such a critical role in providing needed care to communities across America, yet the challenges are completely different while being as complex as urban hospitals. The need for benchmarks and a framework for success are equally important as hospitals brace for the impact of health reform,” said John Morrow, EVP of iVantage Health Analytics.