“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 Dolan Dalpoas, ALMH president and CEO.
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital scored in the top 100 of Critical
Access 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 list of the Top 100 Critical Access
Hospitals and more information about the study can be found at
The Top 100 Critical Access 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.
“It’s more important than ever that rural hospitals proactively
understand and address performance in the areas of cost, quality,
outcomes and patient perspective. iVantage’s INDEX was designed to
serve as this industry model,” said Michael Topchik, national leader
of the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Across the spectrum of
performance indicators, there are rural providers that are writing
the blueprint for success as they transition to value-based
healthcare. Our analysis shows that this group of top performers
exhibits a focused concern for their community needs.”
the Chartis Group and iVantage Health Analytics
The Chartis Group (Chartis) is a national advisory services firm
dedicated to the healthcare industry. Chartis provides strategic
planning, value-based care, advanced performance, informatics and
technology consulting services as well as leading-edge decision
support tools to the country’s leading healthcare providers.
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The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored
services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural
hospitals and facilities. Learn more at Chartisrural.com.
iVantage Health Analytics is a subsidiary of The Chartis Group and a leading
provider of healthcare analytic and performance management analytic tools.
Health system and hospital leadership teams across the country rely on the
company’s software and services to deliver customized insights on clinical and
financial performance, strategic planning, market assessment and payment
optimization. iVantage’s analytics are the basis of continuing thought
leadership and insight in the areas of healthcare policy and research. Learn
more at iVantageHealth.com.
[Release provided by
Angela Stoltzenburg, MBA
Marketing and Community Partnerships Manager
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital]