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Davis Medical Center named to Top 20 Rural Community Hospital list

March 06, 2018

Elkins, WV--Davis Medical Center (DMC) has been identified as one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the nation. 

The announcement was made last month by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). 

In a letter to DMC employees, Davis Health System President and CEO Vance Jackson, FACHE, said, “This outstanding achievement is only made possible through the unwavering commitment to performance excellence of each of our employees.  I continually witness the dedication of our staff on all levels.  People willing to reach higher, and create innovative processes and a new culture that is centered on patient quality, safety and experience.  Thanks to each of you, we are creating Better Health for our communities.”

According to NRHA, Davis Medical Center outperformed numerous rural hospitals nationwide in an evaluation done by the Chartis Center for Rural Health using iVantage Health Analytics. Hospitals were analyzed in eight areas: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge and financial stability. 

The 20 rural community hospitals will be recognized in an awards ceremony during NRHA’s Rural Health Innovation Hospital Summit May 10 in New Orleans. “We’re pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these rural community hospitals,” said Brock Slabach, NRHA membership services senior vice president.

“The award is something we can be proud of in recognizing the successes we continue to make in patient care, business and operational results,” said Jackson.  “It means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need.”

About the National Rural Health Association
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.

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