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Floyd Valley Healthcare announced it has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access 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 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.
"Dedication of our entire team to making sure each and every patient is taken care of with not only the highest quality of care but also with compassion for them and their entire family remains a top priority at Floyd Valley Healthcare,” states Dustin Wright, CEO. He continues, “Nationally there are 1,348 Critical Access Hospitals, with 82 in the state of Iowa. We are proud to be listed among the 15 hospitals recognized from Iowa. But what we are most proud of is our ability to continue to serve our local communities as their trusted healthcare partner.”
Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all Critical Access 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.”
Top 100 Critical Access Hospital Resources:
The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, as well as the 2019 INDEX methodology, can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.
To learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health or to speak with someone regarding the INDEX and the 2019 Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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This year an estimated 1.4 million people will suffer a heart attack. Approximately 400,000 of those victims will experience a STEMI (ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction).
Mission: Lifeline is a program being implemented in collaboration with Iowa’s health systems, emergency medical service (EMS) providers, the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services’ Division of Public Health and others. It helps identify the gaps that lead to slower and less effective patient care, and with the providers in the state, closes those gaps through change in protocols and processes, and also in providing resources such as life-saving equipment.
Unfortunately, approximately 30% of STEMI patients do not receive any form of treatment to restore blood flow, whether through clot-busting drugs (commonly referred to as thrombolytics) or percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). PCI is the preferred therapy which uses mechanical means such as stents, balloon angioplasty or surgery.
Time is muscle. The outcome of STEMI events depends greatly on the care patients receive and the timeframe in which they receive it. The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology's guidelines recommend that balloon angioplasty be performed within 90 minutes - preferably less - of arrival at any hospital.
In partnership with the medical community, this collaboration has the power to transform patient care for future heart attack victims in Iowa. This innovative regional collaboration will work to ensure equipment compatibility, consistent training and uniform protocols for both transporting and treating heart attack patients across the region.
The chain of care begins with you. If you believe you or a loved one is suffering a heart attack, call 911 immediately. Do not drive to the hospital! It is vital that emergency care arrives quickly so that they can immediately begin providing the appropriate advanced care.
We have all heard horror stories about getting mammograms. In fact, discomfort or pain are key reasons why many women avoid potentially life-saving mammography exams. In breast care, seeing the difference can make the difference in a woman’s life. The fact still remains, early detection saves lives!
The new 3D mammography system that will begin service in mid-February achieves the highest depth resolution while alleviating many of the fears associated with mammograms by:
What do the experts see with the new 3D system?
Make the invisible visible
Standardize image quality
Get more than just another view
Rely on exact density assessment
Personalize compression for optimal results
Enhance patient comfort
Reduce unnecessary steps
Offer patients certainty by delivering excellent imaging for diagnostic accuracy
If you are over 40 and have not had a mammogram (earlier if there is a family history), the time to call for your mammogram is now! Do it for you, your family and your friends.
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