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Roseburg hospital named one of 2017's Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the nation

Mercy Medical Center, May 9, 2017. (SBG photo)

ROSEBURG, Ore. -- Mercy Medical Center was recently named one of the 2017 Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the nation, hospital officials revealed this week. The hospital celebrated the recognition Tuesday afternoon.

Mercy is the only Oregon hospital in the Top 20.

The Top 20 Rural Community Hospital winners are those hospitals that have achieved success in the overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charges and financial stability.

These eight pillars comprise an INDEX that is made up of more than 50 individual indicator variables which comprise the “indicator level.” Indicators are also grouped into three categories: Market, Value, and Finance.

“This honor and recognition is due to the hard work, dedication and commitment of our staff members, the support and dedication of our medical community and the visionary leadership of our Board of Directors,” said Kelly C. Morgan, Mercy Medical Center’s president and CEO.

“Being included in the Top 20 nationally reflects Mercy’s daily commitment to provide our community access to the highest quality of care, delivered with compassion, while remaining a financially viable organization that can serve future generations of Douglas County citizens,” said Mercy’s Board Chair, Dave Leonard. “While many rural hospitals are closing across the country, our organization continues to thrive.”

The study behind the award is based upon the Hospital Strength INDEX by iVantage Analytics, and is designed to objectively compare hospital performance over the individual metrics and performance categories. It focuses on a set of CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) value based indicators, augmented by market/competition and financial indicators.

Data used to produce the INDEX comes principally from available public sources, which is primarily the federal government. Each INDEX release is based on the most recently available data for each indicator source. All information included represents the most recently available data as of December 2016.

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