Sentara Halifax Selected as One of Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals
Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States for 2018 by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the second consecutive year that the hospital has received this designation.
“We are pleased to have achieved the status of a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital again in 2018. Receiving this designation is very gratifying and reminds us of our daily commitment to providing the highest level of quality health care possible to our community, while maintaining an efficiently operated facility,” said Chris Lumsden, FACHE, President/Administrator of Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.
Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers. It provides the data foundation for the annual Rural Relevance Study and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives.
The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures them across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspectives, and Financial Stability.
“We are incredibly proud that we have been selected two years in a row as one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the country,” said Vice President of Patient Care Services/CNE Torie Bashay, MSHRM, BSN, RN, NE-BC. “We work diligently every day to improve the quality of care provided and patient satisfaction. We believe this award showcases all of our efforts and how the excellence of rural nursing benefits our community.”
Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital is continuing to push forward at every level to ensure that quality, innovation, and patient satisfaction continues to evolve and improve in the coming months and years.
“Quality healthcare is the backbone of what we offer here at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital,” says Said Iskandar, M.D., FACC, Chief of the SHRH Medical Staff and member of the local Board of Directors. “We take infection control and patient satisfaction very seriously. Our quality indicators speak volumes about the kind of healthcare you will receive when you choose Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital.”
In addition to infection control and patient satisfaction, Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital is making strides in Emergency Room quality indicators, as well. The indicators continue to show outstanding performance in treating patients in the Emergency Room. Times to treat and discharge patients to home or to admit patients to the hospital are among the best in the industry. This improves both patient care and customer satisfaction at SHRH.
“Such an outstanding award would not be possible for us if we didn’t have such an incredible team working to meet goals and make them a reality,” says Lumsden. “With our far-reaching services that include two state-of-the-art long term care facilities, a comprehensive medical group comprised of primary and specialty practices, as well as home health and hospice services, we are poised to continue our successes well into the future. Our unique model of working directly with our medical staff to provide outstanding acute care has made us one of the best community hospitals in America.”