Sunday, December 15th, 2019

PHH recognized with Leadership Award

Posted: Friday, November 22, 2019

In conjunction with National Rural Health Day, Parkview Huntington Hospital (PHH) announced it has been recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in both the categories of Outcomes and Patient Perspective. Based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX from iVantage Health Analytics, the Performance Leadership Awards reflect top-quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the United States in the categories of Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.

“We are so pleased to receive the Performance Leadership Award, especially in two categories,” said Juli Johnson, president, PHH. “Most of our hospital team members live in the Huntington area, and it is their personal mission to provide the best possible care to our patients, who also are often their friends, neighbors, and even family members. This recognition of our team’s efforts to provide world-class care that translates into the best health outcomes and a consistently excellent patient experience is really wonderful.”

The Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from publicly available data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars of performance. Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020, the INDEX serves as the data foundation for a number of industry-leading rural recognition programs and legislative initiatives.

“National Rural Health Day (Nov. 21) has come to symbolize not just the vital role healthcare providers play in rural communities, but the dedication and hard work that goes into overcoming the unique healthcare challenges that exist across rural America,” said Teryl Eisinger, chief executive officer, NOSORH. “We are proud of the work of the State Offices of Rural Health, their partners and rural hospitals do to improve care across the nation.”

“Each year, National Rural Health Day serves as a terrific backdrop for celebrating the power of rural and recognizing rural providers who continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to delivering quality care within their communities,” said Michael Topchik, national leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be recognizing these top-quartile performers in partnership with NOSORH.”

Earlier this year, Parkview Huntington Hospital was named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the country by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, and Becker’s Hospital Review highlighted PHH among its 100 Great Community Hospitals for the fifth consecutive year.

The hospital has built a reputation for outstanding care and thoughtful community partnerships to address pressing public health issues, from obesity to a persistent shortage of family medicine physicians in smaller communities. In July, the hospital received a nearly $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – through the Health Resources and Services Administration – to create a family medicine rural residency program, as studies have shown that residents tend to settle and practice medicine in the communities where they train.

In addition, PHH has expanded its facility to provide more specialized services close to home for local residents. The hospital opened its new Holly D. Sale Rehabilitation and Wellness Center last April and the state-of-the-art Parkview Center for Wound Healing in December 2018. PHH is currently completing its new sleep lab, which will be able to provide sleep studies to investigate sleep disorders for both adult and pediatric patients.