Lafayette Regional Health Center today announced it has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in Quality, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation. 

“We are committed to seeing our patients have the best experience possible and that starts with quality and following the tenants of evidence based medicine.  We are honored to be recognized for the care we provide. This is the result of the hard work done by all our caregivers and support staff that yield great outcomes.  Thank you for this honor”, added Darrel Box, CEO. 

The Hospital Strength INDEX™ is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of hospital performance in the United States – capturing more than 4,000 acute care hospitals including over 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources (e.g. Medicare Cost Reports, Medicare claims data, and Hospital compare), INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and 10 pillars – including Population Health – to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility. 

“Despite the many challenges rural hospitals face in today’s healthcare environment, they remain a vital and integral component of the community,” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics. “The top quartile performers should be viewed as true market leaders. Through their commitment to performance analysis and improvement, they have established a blueprint for sustainability which other rural hospitals can follow.” 

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