As MCMC celebrates our exceptional team with National Hospital Week, May 8-14, I wanted to share MCMC has been named one of the iVantage Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States. There are currently 1300 Critical Access hospitals in the country and MCMC is the only New Mexico hospital to be recognized for exceptional quality and care by iVantage.
MCMC scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage’s Hospital Strength INDEX, which measures hospitals across more than 70 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency.
“I am extremely proud of the committed efforts of our entire MCMC team who are the key reason for this recognition,” The MCMC team strives every day to make a positive difference in the lives of those we serve.” We will continue to strengthen our quality and service as we continue our journey to excellence.
“Rural healthcare deserves the same performance analysis as all provider performance. It plays a vital role for communities across America, serving more than 60 million people. The services provided in rural America are similar to those needed in any major metropolitan area, yet the volumes and economic resources provide little economies of scale, making for little benefit from scale. These top 100 Critical Access Hospitals exhibit a focused concern for their community benefits and needs, regardless of scale, reimbursement and people’s ability to pay,” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.
It seemed appropriate to share news of this continued recognition during a week that celebrates the contributions of hospitals in our country: “National Hospital Week.”
National Hospital Week is the nation’s largest health care event. It celebrates the history, technology and the dedicated professionals of the health care profession. National Hospital Week dates back to 1921 when it was suggested that a day of community celebration might calm public fears about hospitals and build public trust. First held in Chicago on May 12, 1921, the event soon spread to other communities. It was expanded to National Hospital Week in 1953.
“National Hospital Week celebrates the importance of a hospital to the community and the top 100 designation demonstrates our commitment to the people we serve,”
“In today’s changing health care environment, it is important to see rural hospitals receiving recognition for the vital role they play in keeping our communities healthy and well.”
“Our communities depend on MCMC to be ready when their need arises, and we are honored to be trusted to serve.”