iVantage names HCHC Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Written by Theresa Rose on May 16, 2016

Henry County Health Center was recently named one of iVantage Health Analytics’ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States.


“There are 1300 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation and to be recognized as one of the top 100 is an honor,” said Robb Gardner, CEO of Henry County Health Center. “iVantage uses publicly reported data about hospitals for their analysis. The credit for this achievement goes to our amazing associates, medical community and board of trustees who are so committed and passionate to providing the highest level of care for our patients, elders and families. The state of Iowa did exceptionally well.  Out of the 100 hospitals that were recognized, 13 are from Iowa.  ”


Henry County Health Center scored in the top 100 of Critical Access 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 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 exhibit a focused concern for their community benefits and needs, regardless of scale, reimbursement and people’s ability to pay,” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.


About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage) is a leading provider of healthcare analytic and decision support tools. Health system and hospital leadership teams across the country rely on the company’s software and services to deliver customized insights on clinical and financial performance, strategic planning, market assessment and contract optimization. Employing a full array of public, private and proprietary data, iVantage tools and solutions – from dashboards and preformatted reports, to industry and custom guided analytics – are designed to help its clients move from data to action. In addition, iVantage analytics and tools are the basis of continuing thought leadership and insight in the areas of healthcare policy and research. Learn more at iVantageHealth.com