HGB named as 2015 HEALTHSTRONG hospital

Charlotte, Mich. – Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital was recently named as one of the nation’s 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage evaluates hospitals according to its Hospital Strength INDEX, a broad performance scorecard based on 56 metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency.  

The study measured 4,334 hospitals, including 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals, which are rural community hospitals that receive cost-based reimbursement from Medicare. Nationally, 572 hospitals were named as HEALTHSTRONG, including 26 in Michigan. HGB was one of three rural community hospitals that made the list in Michigan.

iVantage has been ranking hospitals since 2011. This is the third time HGB was named to its list of top ranking rural hospitals. According to iVantage, a leading advisory and business analytic services company, its “2014 Rural Relevance under Healthcare Reform Study reveals that rural hospitals have achieved a significant level of comparative performance, including demonstrated quality, patient satisfaction and operational efficiency for the type of care most relevant to rural communities.”

“We are very pleased to be recognized in the top 10 percent of rural community hospitals according to iVantage,” said Matthew Rush, FACHE, HGB president and CEO.  “Health care is constantly evolving and consumers expect even more. HGB has focused on staying ahead of the curve and strives to meet those expectations always. A positive patient experience is the priority and our goal is to provide excellent, quality and safe care to everyone who needs our services. This recognition reflects our teams’ efforts.”

HGB has been the community’s choice for health care for 80 years. The hospital is committed to working together in health to provide quality care and enhance the vitality of the community. It has expanded its vision beyond providing traditional hospital services to one that promotes health and well-being through AL!VE. Learn more about HGB at www.hgbhealth.com and AL!VE at www.myalive.com.