Pender Memorial Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Quality Care

December 15, 2015

BURGAW, NC – Pender Memorial Hospital has been recognized for overall excellence in quality by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).

Pender Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, is one of ten hospitals in the state to receive the recognition as a top quartile performer compared to acute care hospitals nationwide.

“We are proud to be recognized for providing patients with excellent care every day,” said Ruth Glaser, president of Pender Memorial Hospital. “We are dedicated to ensuring patients receive a high standard of care and we are constantly listening to patient feedback and evaluating how we can better serve our community. This ranking recognizes our success.”

Hospitals were ranked according to the Hospital Strength INDEX, which includes data aggregated from 66 performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care, rural and critical care hospitals. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics developed a data-driven program to identify excellence in hospital performance and patient care.


The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America’s 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.

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