Covington County Hospital Recognized for Performance Leadership

As part of National Rural Health Day, Covington County Hospital (CCH) today announced it has been recognized with a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality. Compiled by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (i.e., 75 percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes, and/or Patient Perspective.

CCH Director of Quality, Kathe Bryant, RN, BSN stated, “Wow! Receiving the Performance Leadership award from Chartis is such a huge accomplishment for CCH! The pursuit of quality care and exceptional leadership is a never-ending journey for us. We are constantly striving to attract and retain leaders who are passionate about improving the safety and quality of care we provide to our community. This award is a testament to our unwavering commitment to achieving these goals.”

The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations, and state offices of rural health around the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

“Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination, and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities. Rural healthcare truly is mission-driven,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This National Rural Health Day, let us recognize the efforts of this year’s Performance Leadership Award winners and all those driven to deliver high-quality care throughout rural communities.”

Covington County Hospital was established in 1951 to provide the best possible healthcare services to the residents of Covington County at an affordable cost. The hospital provides round-the-clock emergency care services, catering to over 10,000 annual emergency department visits and 6,000 annual ambulance requests and transports. CCH is committed to ensuring that all members of the community have access to quality healthcare services, irrespective of their income. Additionally, CCH conducts educational and community outreach programs to address specific health issues prevalent in the community.

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