AKMH Named Top 20 Hospital in Financial Stability

6/8/2015

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) named Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital (AKMH) a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in Financial Stability. This ranking is based on data compiled by iVantage Health Analytics in its Hospital Index, specifically the financial domain. AKMH was ranked in the Top 20 in the financial stability index among all critical access hospitals in the U.S. This is the second year in a row AKMH has made the Top 20.

The NRHA considers AKMH to be an exemplar of best practices in all of rural health care. The determining factors for the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) were based on 10 indices of strength including competitive strength, competitive intensity, market size and growth, population risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives and financial stability.

“Abrom Kaplan is proud of the efforts of its board, physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” says Bryce Quebodeaux, CEO at AKMH. “Our results as a Top Hospital in Financial Stability means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future.”

NRHA recognizes facilities designated as “Best Practices” in the categories of Quality, Patient Satisfaction (HCAHPS) and Financial Stability, as well as a Top 20 Overall CAH winner. The overall winner is named at the awards breakfast during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, in Kansas City, MO. “Best Practice” recipients and representatives will be acknowledged at the breakfast and presented with a commemorative gift.

“NRHA is committed to ensuring our members have the best information to manage their hospitals,” says Brock Slabach, NRHA membership services senior vice president. “And we’re pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these rural hospitals.”

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About the National Rural Health Association
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit RuralHealthWeb.org.

About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage Health Analytics, Inc., is a privately held health care business intelligence and technology company. The company provides information products serving an expansive health care industry. iVantage integrates diverse information with innovative delivery platforms to ensure customers’ timely, concise and relevant strategic action. For more information, visit iVantageHealth.com.

About Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital
Founded in 1958 as a non-profit, general acute care facility, Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital is now a full-service hospital in the “Gateway to Acadiana’s Wetlands” that serves a major role in caring for the hard-working neighbors of Vermilion Parish. Our location provides easy access to health care where our Emergency Department physicians and nurses provide 24/7 care when you need it most. The Hospital has 35 licensed beds and employs approximately 90 FTE’s in the City of Kaplan.

The scope of services offered at Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital include: General Surgery (including laparoscopic), Pediatrics, Pharmacy, Laboratory, Digital Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, CT Scanning Services, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, Endoscopic and Colonoscopy procedures, Anesthesia Services, Rehabilitation (OT, ST & PT), Inpatient Psychiatric Services, Acute Care with Swing Bed services and Home Health services.

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