Warren, Arkansas – As part of the 2021 National Rural Health Day celebration, Bradley County Medical Center announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) with a Performance Leadership Award in Quality.
BCMC was one of 11 hospitals in the state of Arkansas to receive a Performance Leadership Award in Quality and one of only three hospitals to earn the honor in Southeast Arkansas. This is the third time in four years that Bradley County Medical Center has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the NOSORH with a Performance Leadership Award as the hospital earned recognition in Outcomes in 2020 and 2018.
“Taking care of people is who we are and is what we do here at BCMC,” Interim CEO Leslie Huitt said. “For the past year and a half, our staff has been tested emotionally, mentally, and physically do to the devastating effects of COVID-19, but we have persevered. It’s more than just a job, it’s a life of service and commitment to our patients. We are truly humbled to receive such an honor and we will continue to strive every day to provide quality patient care.”
The Performance Leadership Awards utilize the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is trusted by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.
“We are proud to mark this year’s National Rural Health Day by recognizing rural hospitals’ steadfast commitment to serving their communities and delivering high quality care,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader for The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “In the face of tremendous challenges, these top quartile performers continue to exemplify the power of rural and create a blueprint for excellence in quality, outcomes and patient perspectives.”
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