Upland Hills Health Recognized with 2019 Performance Leadership Award in Patient Perspective and Quality

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

As part of National Rural Health Day, Upland Hills Health today announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Perspective and Quality.   Based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX from iVantage Health Analytics, the Performance Leadership Awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the United States in either Quality, Outcomes or Patient Perspective.

Lisa Schnedler, President and CEO of Upland Hills Health states “We are proud to receive the Performance Leadership Award in Patient Perspective and Quality again. It is important that the people we serve truly understand the depth and breadth of the quality of healthcare services they receive when they choose Upland Hills Health. It is one thing for us to say it. It is another for an outside entity to review our services and rank us in the top 3%. This is the fifth year our team has received this recognition, and it spotlights the expertise and compassion our staff consistently brings to work every day.”

The Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from publicly available data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars of performance. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, the INDEX serves as the data foundation for a number of industry-leading rural recognition programs and legislative initiatives.

“National Rural Health Day has come to symbolize not just the vital role healthcare providers play in rural communities, but the dedication and hard work that goes into overcoming the unique healthcare challenges that exist across rural America,” said Teryl Eisinger, Chief Executive Officer, NOSORH. “We are proud of the work of the State Offices of Rural Health, their partners and rural hospitals do to improve care across the nation.”

“Each year, National Rural Health Day serves as a terrific backdrop for celebrating the power of rural and recognizing rural providers who continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to delivering quality care within their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be recognizing these top quartile performers in partnership with NOSORH.”