An area hospital has recently been given a top ranking by patients.
Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital (MSHH) in Tomahawk was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) for patient perspective in the entire country.
“Critical Access Hospital” is a designation authorized by federal legislation in the 1990s to allow the most vulnerable, small, rural hospitals to remain open thus, providing a “critical access point to health care” for their communities. These hospitals typically have fewer than 25 beds are often located in rural and isolated locations.
The top 20 critical access hospitals, including Ministry Sacred Heart, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index for patient perspective. The list was announced during the National Rural Health Association’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City. Ministry Health Care operates the largest number of critical access hospitals in Wisconsin serving six separate communities.
The top 20 critical access hospitals have achieved success in one of three key areas of performance:Quality index, Patient perspective index or Financial stability index.
Monica Hilt, Ministry Health Care regional vice president – northern region says, “Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,”
She went on to say, “Our results as a top patient perspective index means our community can count on us to deliver the high quality services they need and depend on now and in the future.”