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Riverwood named to top 100 list

Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, Minnesota, was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country.

The announcement of the top 100 hospitals serving rural communities was made as part of the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) 10th annual Critical Access Hospital Conference held in Kansas City in September.

 The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, including Riverwood, scored best among critical access hospitals on the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™. In this first-ever comprehensive rating, the results recognize the top critical access hospitals that form the safety net to communities across America – measuring them across 56 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.  For more information on this ranking, go to www.HospitalStrengthIndex.com

 “Rural hospitals play such a critical role in providing needed care to communities across America, yet the challenges are completely different while the issues are as complex as for urban hospitals. The need for benchmarks and a framework for success are equally important as hospitals brace for the impact of health reform,” said John Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.

 Riverwood CEO Michael Hagen added: “Riverwood is proud of its physicians and healthcare professionals who have contributed to this designation. We are honored to rank among rural hospitals nationwide that are delivering a high level of quality care that is positively influencing patient outcomes and patient satisfaction for the communities we serve.”

 About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.™ is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company. The company was formed to be the parent company for Performance Management Institute LLC, The Healthcare Management Council, Inc., Health InfoTechnics, LLC, and The Ratings Guy, LLC.  The businesses ultimately will consolidate assets and operations into one entity. The company is a leading provider of information products serving an expansive healthcare industry. iVantage Health Analytics™ integrates diverse information with innovative delivery platforms to ensure customers’ timely, concise, and relevant strategic action. For more information, visit www.iVantageHealth.com

 Media contact:  Arlene Wheaton, Riverwood Healthcare, (218) 927-5589, awheaton@riverwoodheatlhcare.org

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