Brookings Health System Receives 2018 NOSORH Performance Leadership Award

  • November 15, 2018
Case Management Director Lynne Thompson, RN; Case Manager Sheila Helms, RN; and Hospitalist Dr. Catherine Leadabrand discuss patient treatment plans at Brookings Hospital’s inpatient care unit. Teamwork between employees has fostered Brookings Health System’s recent recognition with a 2018 NOSORH Performance Leadership Award for overall excellence in quality and outcomes. The award reflects top quartile performance among all rural hospitals I the nation.
Case Management Director Lynne Thompson, RN; Case Manager Sheila Helms, RN; and Hospitalist Dr. Catherine Leadabrand discuss patient treatment plans at Brookings Hospital’s inpatient care unit. Teamwork between employees has fostered Brookings Health System’s recent recognition with a 2018 NOSORH Performance Leadership Award for overall excellence in quality and outcomes. The award reflects top quartile performance among all rural hospitals I the nation.

Today, on National Rural Health Day, Brookings Health System was again recognized by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and The Chartis Center of Rural Health with a 2018 Performance Leadership Award in the quality and outcomes categories. The award reflects top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

“As an organization, we’re truly honored to receive NOSORH’s Performance Leadership Award for the second consecutive year,” said CEO Jason Merkley. “Our team works together to deliver high-quality, compassionate, personalized health care to our community. Our commitment to patient outcomes and experience is echoed by awards like this.”

The rankings for the Performance Leadership Awards are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from public data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars to derive a single overall percentile rating for all Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals. The Performance Leadership Awards spotlight top performance in the areas of Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.

“National Rural Health Day provides the ideal opportunity to spotlight the power of rural and recognize those facilities excelling in Quality, Patient Satisfaction and Outcomes,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We’re thrilled to partner with NOSORH on this program and commend this year’s recipients who are working diligently to provide quality care within their communities.”

Earlier this year Brookings Health System was recognized as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in the nation by The Chartis Center for Rural Health placing. More information about Brookings Health System’s care quality can be found at www.brookingshealth.org/Quality.

About Brookings Health System

Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, surgical and extended care services. The emergency room is staffed 24 hours a day and provides around the clock patient needs ranging from minor injuries to life threatening crises. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.

About NOSORH

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 The Chartis Group

The Chartis Group (Chartis) is a comprehensive advisory and analytics services dedicated to the healthcare industry. Chartis provides strategic planning, value-based care, advanced performance, informatics and technology consulting services as well as leading-edge decision support tools to the country’s leading healthcare providers. 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 Chartisrural.com.