As part of National Rural Health Day, Marion General Hospital 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 Performance
Leadership in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective, reflecting top
quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.
“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment
to providing the best health care possible to our community, while maintaining
an efficient and effective facility,” said Stephanie Hilton-Siebert,
President and CEO.
“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,” said Teryl Eisinger, Chief Executive
Officer, NOSORH. “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.”
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.