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Published on November 17, 2016

Gundersen Boscobel announces quality recognition on National Rural Health Day

Boscobel, WI, November 17, 2016 – Gundersen Boscobel Area Hospital & Clinics today announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Satisfaction, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural, acute care hospitals in the nation.

"Frank Lloyd Wright said he knew the price for success; dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.  The employees at Gundersen Boscobel have been on a journey of devotion, to see a successful organization that cares for its patient's health," shares David Hartberg, Gundersen Boscobel CEO. "We are all proud to have this dedication validated by iVantage, showing our work has begun to pay off, as we remain committed to making things better for our patients and community each and every day."

The rankings have been determined by the Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry's most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. The Hospital Strength INDEX captures performance metrics for all rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and nine pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

"These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement. On this occasion of National Rural Health Day, it's an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face." said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.  

About NOSORH

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America's 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs 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 healthcare services in rural communities

About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage is a leading business analytic and advisory services company a unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new healthcare. For more information please visit www.ivantagehealth.com.

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