Galion Hospital Receives Excellence Honor By Ohio Department

Galion Hospital Receives Excellence Honor By Ohio Department

  • 11/15/2018 10:48:04 AM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

GALION, OH - Avita Health System's Galion Hospital was recognized by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday, which is National Rural Health Day.

The Chartis Center for Rural Health and THe National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health recognized the hospital for overall excellence in outcomes. 

The recognition is based on top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation. Avita's Galion Hospital is among 18 Ohio rural providers recognized for overall excellence in 2018. 

"We are delighted to see Ohio's rural providers recognized for their continued commitment to performance excellence," Clint Koenig, the Medical Director at the Ohio Department of Health, said. "National Rural Health Day provides the perfect forum for celebrating these rural hospitals as they demonstrate their ability to serve their staff, their patients and their community while maintaining an efficient and effective facility."

Galion Hospital received this recognition, the Performance Leadership Awards, by Chartis and NOSORH using iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strenght INDEX, a comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. 

“Across the country, rural providers are under tremendous pressure from a variety of market forces. On the day in which we celebrate the power of rural, it’s wonderful to be able to recognize top performers who – despite the challenges – are raising the bar with regard to providing higher quality of care within their communities,” Michael Topchik, national leader of Chartis, said.

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