RUIDOSO, N.M. – On November 17, National Rural Health Day, Presbyterian Healthcare Services celebrated healthcare teams who care for patients in rural areas across New Mexico. This year, we highlight the success of four Presbyterian rural hospitals named 2016 Top Performers by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH).
- Lincoln County Medical Center in Ruidoso, New Mexico was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Quality.
- Presbyterian Española Hospital in Española, New Mexico was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Financial Strength.
- Socorro General Hospital in Socorro, New Mexico was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Quality and Patient Outcomes.
- Plains Regional Medical Center in Clovis, New Mexico was named a Top Performer for Excellence in Financial Strength.
“We are proud to be recognized as a 2016 Top Performer for excellence in quality,” said Todd Oberheu, Administrator, Lincoln County Medical Center. “National Rural Health Day is a great opportunity to recognize the tremendous work of rural healthcare providers and employees across New Mexico.”
This year, 18 New Mexico hospitals reached top quartile performance in Quality, Patient Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction and Financial Strength, according to NOSORH and iVantage. Rankings were designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, which assesses hospital performance across the country.
The Hospital Strength Index® serves as the basis for some of the most prominent awards in rural healthcare. It provides the industry standard for assessing and benchmarking rural Critical Access Hospital performance by measuring nine pillars of performance, encompassing 71 different metrics.
About Lincoln County Medical Center:
Lincoln County Medical Center is a county-owned facility that has been leased and operated by Presbyterian Healthcare Services since 1972. This partnership is dedicated to improving the health of individuals, families and communities in Ruidoso and Lincoln County. Lincoln County Medical Center and Presbyterian Healthcare Services operate a hospital, a primary care and specialty clinic, three rural clinics and a countywide ambulance service in Lincoln County. Lincoln County Medical Center is one of eight hospitals run by Presbyterian, which also has a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group.