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PCH ranks high among Critical Access Hospitals
Tuesday, February 11, 2014 9:40 AM

PAULDING – IVantage Health Analytics, an independent hospital rating company, has recently released its data regarding the Top 100 HealthStrong Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. Paulding County Hospital overall ranked sixth among the 33 Critical Access Hospitals in Ohio.

The categories ranked were Market Strength, Value-Based Strength and Financial Strength. Notable was that Paulding County Hospital ranked first in Ohio among Critical Access Hospitals in the Cost & Charge Index.

This measures PCH’s affordability and efficiency, while still ranking in the upper half of its peers in the overall clinical outcomes of patients.

To put this in more simple terms, PCH is a lower cost healthcare provider that has good patient outcomes.

The hospital also ranked in the upper quarter nationally in Financial Stability, which measures the hospital’s financial viability.

The data presented was gathered by IVantage from publicly accessible data bases such as MedPar and the Medicare Cost Report.

“The mission and vision of our hospital is to continually improve the health status of the residents of our area by providing local access to high quality affordable care,” hospital CEO Gary Adkins stated. “We are pleased that our efforts are leading to success not only with affordability but with clinical outcomes as well. We will continue to strive to be the best hospital we can be in the New Year.”

The administration of Paulding County Hospital believes it is important to compare the costs, patient outcomes and financial stability of PCH with other hospitals in Ohio and the United States.