Covington County Hospital has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality. CCH was one of ten Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals in the state of Mississippi to receive a Performance Leadership Award in the Quality category.
“This award is extremely meaningful to Covington County Hospital because it measures us against our peers,” said Kathe Bryant, CCH Director of Quality. “We are always trying to do things better, faster and more efficiently while making sure our patients and their safety comes first. We strive to stay on the cutting edge of new medical technology and treatments. It means so much to us to be able to offer the best care in the state here in our community hospital.”
Celebrating its tenth anniversary, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on publicly available data sources, the INDEX methodology is the data foundation for a number of industry-leading rural recognition programs, rural health safety net-related research, and legislative initiatives. Performance Leadership Award recipients are rural hospitals ranking in the 75th percentile or above in the INDEX performance pillars for Quality, Outcomes, or Patient Perspective.
“Despite the fact that COVID-19 has created greater instability across the rural health safety net, we continue to see countless examples of rural hospitals rising to the challenge to serve their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “I believe this dedication to mission and drive to overcome unexpected challenges echoes the long-standing commitment among rural hospitals to deliver high-quality care. We are thrilled to honor this year’s top quartile performers.”