SMH Named Among Top 100 Rural Community Hospitals for Seventh Consecutive Year | Local News

SHERIDAN – Sheridan Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the Nation for 2022 by Chartis Group. This is the seventh consecutive year that SMH has won this honor.

Over 800 hospitals were included in the study with the top 100 list compiled using the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®. The index assesses performance using 37 independent indicators across eight performance pillars, including inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, costs, charges and finances.

“This honor is directly attributable to the expertise and commitment of our medical staff, clinical care teams and all of our support staff in all aspects of our healthcare system,” said Mike McCafferty, CEO of the hospital. “The culture they create through our shared principles of respect for each individual, our focus on continuous process improvement and alignment across all areas of service, shapes the environment to bring value to our patients. Their commitment to these principles helps us continually pursue operational excellence.

According to a press release from the Chartis group, the hospitals on the list serve as a reference for other rural establishments across the country.

“Despite unprecedented adversity, rural providers continue to demonstrate resilience and an unwavering commitment to their communities,” said Michael Topchick, national lead for the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Honoring the Top 100 is one of the highlights of our year. We are delighted to recognize the outstanding performance and innovation of this year’s winners, especially in light of the extraordinary challenges facing the health safety net. in rural America.

The Chartis Rural Hospital Performance Index® is a source for measuring and tracking performance in a variety of areas impacting the operations and finances of rural hospitals and health systems across the country.

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