North Country Hospital named one of the top Critical Access Hospitals in the country

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NEWPORT — North Country Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States.

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North Country Hospital scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®.

“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best care possible to our patients, while maintaining an efficient and effective healthcare organization,” said Claudio Fort, President and CEO.

The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers. It provides the data foundation for the annual Rural Relevance Study and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives.

“Over the last couple of years we have invested more in technology, developed stronger partnerships with local health and social service providers, and recruited new physicians and other highly trained clinicians to ensure that our community has access to critical health services,” Fort added.

The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures them across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspectives, and Financial Stability.

“Despite the uncertainty in today’s healthcare world, and because we care so much about this community, we continue to push forward with a commitment to advance the mission of North Country Hospital,” Kathy Austin, North Country Hospital Board of Trustees Chair said. “I am proud to be a part of this organization, and honored that our hospital has achieved this accolade.”