Snoqualmie Valley Hospital was recently recognized as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in quality for 2013 by the National Rural Health Association. The hospital was recognized for outstanding quality out of more than 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals across the nation.
“This is an excellent reflection of all the work everyone has done to continually improve the quality of care at our hospital,” Rodger McCollum, CEO for Snoqualmie Valley Hospital District, said. “It is a real testament to how we safeguard the health of our communities.”
Critical Access Hospitals provide essential services to the communities they serve and are certified to receive cost-based reimbursement from Medicare. Snoqualmie Valley Hospital received CAH status in 2005.
The quality rating is determined by iVantage Health Analytics tabulation from publicly available data sources, including Medicare Cost Reports, Medicare claims data, Hospital Compare reporting and related sources. They are based on the percentile rank across five categories of Hospital Compare process of care measures.
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. For more information, visit RuralHealthWeb.org.