Schneck among top 20 rural and community hospitals

Schneck Medical Center has been named one of the top 20 rural and community hospitals in the country.

This is the second consecutive year the Seymour hospital has been named to the top 20.

The National Rural Health Association announced the 20 highest-ranked hospitals in the country based on an evaluation by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. The selected hospitals are identified through the Hospital Strength INDEX, the most comprehensive and objective assessment of U.S. rural prospective payment system hospital performance.

The determining factors for the top 20 rural and community hospitals are based on eight indices: Inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, costs, charge and financial efficiency.

“Schneck Medical Center is proud of the efforts of its physicians and team members who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Dr. Eric Fish, president and chief executive officer of Schneck. “Our recognition as a top health care provider means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future.”

In February, Schneck announced it was among the top 100 rural and community hospitals in the nation. That was based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX.

Schneck was one of only five hospitals in Indiana named to that list, including Franciscan Health (Crawfordsville); King’s Daughters’ Health (Madison); Marion General Hospital (Marion); and Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (Jasper).

The hospitals named to that list excel in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers.

The NRHA is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. Its mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. Membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

The Chartis Group provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the health care industry. It helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children’s hospitals and health care service organizations achieve transformative results and build a healthier world.