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HNJH Named 2019 Performance Leadership Award Winner

Helen Newberry Joy Hospital in Newberry, Michigan

The Chartis Center for Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) has named Helen Newberry Joy Hospital a 2019 Performance Leadership Award Winner. Based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX from iVantage Health Analytics, the Performance Leadership Awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the United States in either Quality, Outcomes or Patient Perspective. HNJH was recognized as a top performer in Outcomes.

“Being recognized as a national leader in Performance Leadership for our patient outcomes truly validates the work we do for our patients and community. Ensuring all patients receive safe, high-quality care is at the foundation of what Helen Newberry Joy Hospital does and we are honored to be acknowledged for that,” said Hunter Nostrant, CEO of Helen Newberry Joy Hospital.  

The Hospital Strength INDEX is a comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from publicly available data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars of performance. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, the INDEX serves as the data foundation for a number of industry-leading rural recognition programs and legislative initiatives.

“National Rural Health Day has come to symbolize not just the vital role healthcare providers play in rural communities, but the dedication and hard work that goes into overcoming the unique healthcare challenges that exist across rural America,” said Teryl Eisinger, Chief Executive Officer, NOSORH. “We are proud of the work of the State Offices of Rural Health, their partners and rural hospitals do to improve care across the

“Each year, National Rural Health Day serves as a terrific backdrop for celebrating the power of rural and recognizing rural providers who continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to delivering quality care within their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be recognizing these top quartile performers in partnership with NOSORH.”

The complete list of award recipients is available at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals/.