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    Schneck Medical Center Recognized as a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

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    February 19, 2019
    Seymour, Ind. – Schneck Medical Center today announced it has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.
     
    Schneck was one of only three hospitals in southern Indiana to be named, including: King’s Daughters’ Health, Madison; Major Hospital, Shelbyville; and, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper.
     
    “We are honored to have been recognized as a top performer among rural hospitals in the nation. This recognition reaffirms our commitment to providing excellent healthcare, while maintaining efficient and effective operations,” said Warren Forgey, President & CEO of Schneck. “It is the dedication and compassionate care of all our staff which has made this distinction possible.”
     
    Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the INDEX leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Chare, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly-available data sources. 
     
    “In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance.”