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HAMH Recognized with 2019 Performance Leadership Award in Outcomes & Patient Perspective

November 21, 2019 – As part of National Rural Health Day, Hayward Area Memorial Hospital today announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Outcomes and Patient Perspective. 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.

“Our vision of Best care. Best partner. Best culture. demands that our services are offered with the intent to deliver your best outcome,” said Luke Beirl, CEO of Hayward Area Memorial Hospital & Water’s Edge. “This recognition is the testament to the work that is done to differentiate the care we provide so that each individual we serve has the comfort of knowing their healthcare needs will be met right here in the place we love.”

The Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry’s most 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 tenth 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 nation.”

“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.”


About Hayward Area Memorial Hospital
Hayward Area Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital located in Hayward, Wisconsin serving multiple counties in northwestern Wisconsin. In addition to providing acute care the hospital also offers specialty services including orthopedics and urology. People needing rehabilitation services will find an extensive list of therapy options in the areas of physical, occupational and speech therapy. Those needing infusion services are able to receive care close to home. Physicians are on site day and night for the Emergency Department and Urgent Care is also available seven days per week to provide care for less serious illnesses and injuries. The medical complex also includes Water’s Edge Senior Living providing skilled nursing care and independent and assisted living options for the region’s seniors.


The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America’s 57 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.

About The Chartis Group

The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the healthcare industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children’s hospitals and healthcare service organizations achieve transformative results. Chartis has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis and San Francisco. For more information, visit www.chartis.com.

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For more details about The Chartis Center for Rural Health, contact Billy Balfour, at 207-245-6761 or email wbalfour@chartis.com. More information about the Hospital Strength INDEX can be found at www.ivantageindex.com.

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