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February 24, 2018

Fisher-Titus Medical Center Named a 2018 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Rural-And-Community.pngFisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Fisher-Titus was one of only four Ohio rural and community hospitals to be named to the list.

“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community, while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said Lorna Strayer, president, Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

“Our purpose is to provide a continuum of care to our more than 70,000 residents in Huron County and its surrounding communities. Thanks to the foresight of dedicated local leaders and our highly skilled physicians and employees, Fisher-Titus has been able to adapt to the ever-changing health care environment and remain an independent community hospital that makes decisions locally about the care we provide.”

Fisher-Titus Medical Center scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The list of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.

The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective, and Financial Stability.

“The Hospital Strength INDEX provides a true benchmark for helping rural providers to better understand performance levels and identify areas of improvement. When we look across the spectrum of rural-relevant INDEX indicators, the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals are establishing a new standard for how to deliver higher quality care to their communities despite an unpredictable healthcare environment,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

About Fisher-Titus Medical Center

Fisher-Titus Medical Center serves Norwalk, Huron County and the region with the latest medical advancements providing the area’s 70,000-plus residents a full continuum of care that includes Fisher-Titus Memorial Hospital, a 99-bed acute care hospital; Norwalk Memorial Home, a 69-bed skilled nursing facility; The Carriage House of Fisher-Titus, a 48-unit assisted living facility; and a Home Health Center.

As a non-profit community hospital, Fisher-Titus offers patients the most advanced technology and medical treatments possible while providing the highest level of personal care. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and an outstanding team of physicians, Fisher-Titus has earned numerous national recognitions. The Medical Center is accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) and also is recognized as a Primary Stroke Center and a Level 3 Trauma Center. Fisher-Titus Medical Center has received a Grade A in Patient Safety from the Leap Frog Group and also was named among Healthcare’s “Most Wired” in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. 2016 and 2017.

About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the healthcare industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children's hospitals and healthcare service organizations achieve transformative results. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities.

Contact:

Billy Balfour
The Chartis Center for Rural Health
wbalfour@ivantagehealth.com
207-245-6761