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McLaren Central Michigan Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Published on Tuesday, February 26, 2019

McLaren Central Michigan 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.

“We are thrilled to be recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health,” said Martin Tursky, President and CEO for McLaren Central Michigan.  “With the increasing challenges rural hospitals are facing, we continue to stay focused on doing what is best for our patients and are committed to providing the highest quality of care to the community we serve.”

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 Share, 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 Rural & Community Hospital Resources:

The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community 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 wbalfour@ivantagehealth.com.

About McLaren Central Michigan

McLaren Central Michigan is a 118-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It offers a full range of health and wellness services including Primary Care, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Cancer Services. McLaren Central Michigan is recognized as an accessible and dependable source of quality medical care for residents of Mount Pleasant, Isabella County and central Michigan. In addition to its medical staff of over 50 active physicians, it is affiliated with more than 150 other quality providers. The hospital is one of the region’s largest employers, with approximately 600 employees and another 100 volunteers. McLaren Central Michigan received the Michigan Peer Review Organization’s (MPRO) 2017 Governor’s Award of Excellence for lowering the risk of infection, effective reporting and measurement for outpatient quality reporting (OQR) and hospital value-based purchasing (HVBP).  McLaren Central Michigan holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation and is the only hospital in the Central Michigan area to receive a Safety “A” grade, the highest score possible, in the Hospital Safety report published Fall 2018.