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Bluffton Hospital Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership

11.15.2018

Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), 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 and patient perspectives for the fourth time, reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation.

Bluffton Hospital is a licensed 25-bed, short-term acute care facility providing a full range of services including inpatient medical care, 24-hour emergency care, outpatient surgery, women’s care, cosmetic services and diagnostic services. The facility also features a Level 1 obstetrics unit and several physician specialty clinics, including a pelvic pain center.

“Bluffton Hospital is honored and humbled to accept this award for the fourth time,” said Chris Keller, president of Bluffton Hospital and vice president of clinical services and supply chain at BVHS. “Our patients at Bluffton Hospital are our top priority. We continuously strive to provide the highest quality care to our rural communities with the use of updated technology and advanced medicine.”

The Performance Leadership Awards are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from public data sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars to derive a single overall percentile rating for all Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals. The Performance Leadership awards spotlight top performance in the areas of Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.

“We’re thrilled to partner with NOSORH on this program and commend this year’s recipients who are working diligently to provide quality care within their communities,” said Michael Topchik, national leader at The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

To learn more about the services available at Bluffton Hospital, please call 419.358.9010.



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