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JRMC recognized for excellence

Jamestown Regional Medical Center has announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health for overall excellence in outcomes, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation. JRMC is among 18 North Dakota rural providers recognized for overall excellence in 2018.

"We are delighted to see North Dakota rural providers recognized for their continued commitment to performance excellence." said Lynette Dickson, associate director, North Dakota State Office of Rural Health.

The Performance Excellence Awards are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength INDEX, the industry's most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from public data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars to derive a single overall percentile rating for all Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals. The Performance Excellence Awards spotlight top performance in the areas of quality, outcomes and patient perspective.

"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," said Michael Topchik, national leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

NOSORH was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in its efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America's 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORH to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality health care services in rural communities.