Glacial Ridge Hospital receives national recognition for 'Top Quartile' performance

iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) has recognized Glacial Ridge Hospital for overall excellence in Patient Perspectives and Financial Strength, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

"We are very pleased to receive this recognition," stated Glacial Ridge Health System CEO Kirk Stensrud. "Our staff and physicians have worked very hard as a team to exceed our patients' expectations while at the same time making sure we remain strong financially."

The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, the industry's most comprehensive and objective assessment of hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care. The Hospital Strength INDEX™ captures performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals.

"These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement," said Michael Topchik, Senior Vice President of iVantage Health Analytics.

Glacial Ridge Ambulance is a part of Glacial Ridge Health System, a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), 19-bed Critical Access, Trauma Level IV hospital located in Glenwood serving Pope County and portions of the four adjoining counties.


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