St. Martin Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Patient Satisfaction and Quality


St. Martin Hospital (SMH) has been recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Satisfaction and Quality.  The awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural acute care hospitals in the nation.

“We take pride in our service to the St. Martin Parish community and that translates to how we treat our patients,” says Karen Wyble, SMH CEO.  “Our team continues to work diligently to improve processes throughout the hospital to better care for our patients.  This is a great boost to our staff, receiving national recognition for their dedication to quality patient care.”

The rankings have been determined by the Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural 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 all rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public sources, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

“These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement. 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.” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health.  

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