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Cedar City Hospital named as 2017 top rural, community hospital
by Holly Coombs holly@ironcountytoday.com
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CEDAR CITY--Cedar City Hospital was just named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

“I believe this achievement validates our daily commitment to providing the very best healthcare possible to our community. Our staff is exceptional in their expertise and dedication, and we are proud of providing world-class care, close to home,” Eric Packer, administrator at Cedar City Hospital, said.

Cedar City Hospital scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers, and measures hospitals across several pillars of hospital strength, which includes cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and financial stability, according to a press release.

“Across the spectrum of performance indicators, there are rural providers that are writing the blueprint for success. Our analysis shows that this group of top performer providers, like Cedar City Hospital, exhibits a focused concern for their community needs,” Michael Topchik, national leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health, said.

As a 48-bed, 170,000 square feet medical and surgical hospital in Cedar City, Cedar City Hospital, which provides healthcare and hospital services to southern Utah, eastern Nevada, and northern Arizona, and is routinely recognized as one of the top community hospitals in the nation.

In 2016, Cedar City Hospital had 3,591 admissions, 2,784 outpatient surgeries, 781 inpatient surgeries, 18,803 emergency room visits, 853 births, 234,448 lab tests, and 41,336 imaging procedures. 126 new employees were hired in 2016, four new physicians added, 9,524 volunteer hours were given by 147 hospital volunteers, and total charity care — unpaid care for residents who couldn’t pay — was $5,670,667.

Cedar City Hospital is part of Intermountain Healthcare. As part of help at the Cedar CIty Hospital, the Chartis Group, also known as 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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