Delta County Memorial Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the third year in a row DCMH was given this honor.
"This achievement speaks to the progressive health care team we have assembled to provide access to quality care in our community. I am thankful for the efforts of every member of our team in making this recognition a reality," stated Jason Cleckler, CEO.
Delta County Memorial Hospital scored in the Top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry's most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare's most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The list of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.
The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America, and the INDEX measures these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: inpatient share ranking, outpatient share ranking, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives and financial stability.
"The Hospital Strength INDEX provides a true benchmark for helping rural providers to better understand performance levels and identify areas of improvement. When we look across the spectrum of rural-relevant INDEX indicators, the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals are establishing a new standard for how to deliver higher quality care to their communities despite an unpredictable healthcare environment," said Michael Topchik, national leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
Delta County Memorial Hospital System is a 49-bed hospital and eight clinics providing high quality medical care to the families of Delta County for the past 100+ years.
The seventh annual Eckert Crane Days, the annual viewing of the sandhill cranes migrating north from New Mexico through Colorado's West Slope, will be March 16-18. Representatives from the Black Canyon Chapter of the Audubon Society (BCAS) will be at the viewing site east of Eckert at Fruitgrowers Reservoir, 9 to 11 a.m. each day, to answer questions and provide binoculars and spotting scopes.