iVantage Names Martha’s Vineyard Hospital Top 100 Critical Access Hospital & Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in U.S.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital was recently named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States for the third year in a row. In addition, the Hospital was also named as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in the U.S.

‘I am very proud of the efforts of our physicians and staff who have contributed to our achieving this designation,” said hospital Timothy J. Walsh, President & CEO.

Martha’s Vineyard Hospital scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals and in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage’s Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural and Critical Access Hospitals. The results recognize that the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals provide a safety net to communities across rural America – measuring them across more than 70 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency.

The list of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals and more information about the study can be found at www.iVantageINDEX.com.

“Rural healthcare deserves the same performance analysis as all provider performance. It plays a vital role for communities across America, serving more than 60 million people. The services provided in rural America are similar to those needed in any major metropolitan area, yet the volumes and economic resources provide little economies of scale, making for little benefit from scale. These top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals exhibit a focused concern for their community benefits and needs, regardless of scale, reimbursement and people’s ability to pay and play a vital role in ensuring the long-term sustainability of the rural health safety net,” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.

Incorporated in 1921, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital www.mvhospital.com, opened on June 9, 1922. It was first designated as a Critical Access Hospital in 2001. In 2007, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital became a member of Partners HealthCare and an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital.

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