Pender Memorial Hospital Recognized for Excellence in Quality Care

November 15, 2016
NOSORHiVantageAwardLogoFinal2016BURGAW, 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) for the second year in a row.

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

“We are proud to again receive this recognition for providing patients with high-quality care in their own community,” said Ruth Glaser, president of Pender Memorial Hospital. “Rural hospitals play a vital role in the well-being of the region, and we work hard to ensure our patients have access to the highest standard so they and their families can live healthy lives.”

Hospitals were ranked according to the Hospital Strength INDEX, which includes data aggregated from 66 performance metrics for all rural and critical access 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.

About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage is a leading provider of healthcare analytic and performance management analytic tools. Health system and hospital leadership teams across the country rely on the company’s software and services to deliver customized insights on clinical and financial performance, strategic planning, market assessment and payment optimization. iVantage is part of The Chartis Group, a national advisory services firm dedicated to the healthcare industry. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities. Learn more at