Nantucket Cottage Hospital Receives National Recognition

Rendering of proposed new Nantucket Cottage Hospital

Rendering of proposed new Nantucket Cottage Hospital

NANTUCKET – Nantucket Cottage Hospital has been recognized by the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage Health Analytics for overall excellence in quality and patient satisfaction.

The recognition reflects the top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

“This is a well-deserved recognition of the professionalism and compassion that our staff brings to Nantucket Cottage Hospital every day,” said Dr. Margot Hartmann, president and CEO of Nantucket Cottage Hospital. “The quality of care and the experience we provide our patients are two of the most important measures of our performance as a hospital, so it is gratifying to see the efforts of our staff honored in this way.”

Nantucket Cottage Hospital is one of only two rural hospitals in Massachusetts to be recognized by NOSORH and iVantage for excellence in quality, joining Martha’s Vineyard Hospital in earning this distinction.

The rankings have been designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of hospital performance.

In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care.

The Hospital Strength INDEX™ captures performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals.

Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and nine pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

“These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition,” said Michael Topchik, senior vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.  “It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement. On this occasion of National Rural Health Day, it’s an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face.”

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