As part of National Rural Health Day, WVU Medicine/Jackson General Hospital today announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in patient outcomes. Based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX from iVantage Health Analytics, the Performance Leadership Awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the United States in Quality, Outcomes or Patient Perspective.

“We are pleased and honored to be recognized for this achievement for overall excellence in patient Outcomes. This Performance Leadership Award validates the dedication and commitment of the WVU Medicine Jackson General Hospital (JGH) team to provide the best care possible to our patients. It also verifies that our high quality, patient-centered care is improving the health of people and our community, as well as enhancing quality of life,” CEO Stephanie McCoy said.

The Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from publicly available data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars of performance. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, the INDEX serves as the data foundation for a number of industry-leading rural recognition programs and legislative initiatives.

“National Rural Health Day has come to symbolize not just the vital role healthcare providers play in rural communities, but the dedication and hard work that goes into overcoming the unique healthcare challenges that exist across rural America,” NOSORH Chief Executive Officer Teryl Eisinger said. “We are proud of the work of the State Offices of Rural Health, their partners and rural hospitals do to improve care across the nation.”

“Each year, National Rural Health Day serves as a terrific backdrop for celebrating the power of rural and recognizing rural providers who continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to delivering quality care within their communities,” National Leader, and The Chartis Center for Rural Health Michael Topchik said. “We are delighted to be recognizing these top quartile performers in partnership with NOSORH.”