Floyd Valley Healthcare Again Named a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital


For a third consecutive year, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has named Floyd Valley Healthcare as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital (CAH). One of only two hospitals honored in Iowa.


These highest ranking hospitals were selected from Top 100 CAH list released by iVantage Health Analytics earlier this year. Nationally, there are 1346 critical access hospitals. FVH will be honored at an awards ceremony during the National Rural Health Association’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September.

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospital “winners” are those hospitals who have achieved success in the overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charges and financial stability. This group was selected from iVantage’s Top 100 CAH list, released earlier this year.


Those hospitals that have been recognized as Top 20 Critical Access Hospital “best practice recipients” have achieved success one of two key areas of performance:


Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures.

Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank on two Hospital Compare HCAHPS measures (“Overall Rating” and “Highly Recommend)”.


Floyd Valley’s Administrator, Mike Donlin, said “To be named in the Top 20 in the nation last year was quite an honor and remaining on that elite list for another year is more than doubly gratifying!  We are all quite proud of what Floyd Valley brings to our communities for their healthcare. Knowing that so many aspects of our performance allow us to earn this recognition tells me that everyone on our team is contributing in every way they can to serve our patients.”


About NRHA

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.


About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage) is a leading provider of healthcare analytic and decision support tools. Health system and hospital leadership teams across the country rely on the company’s software and services to deliver customized insights on clinical and financial performance, strategic planning, market assessment and contract optimization. Employing a full array of public, private and proprietary data, iVantage tools and solutions - from dashboards and preformatted reports, to industry and custom guided analytics - are designed to help its clients move from data to action. In addition, iVantage analytics and tools are the basis of continuing thought leadership and insight in the areas of healthcare policy and research.



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