CEO Update: Celebrating the Power of Rural

CEO Update: Celebrating the Power of Rural

November is always a time to give thanks. We are so thankful for all of our rural communities!  We appreciate all you do to serve your communities day in and day out. Thank you!!!!!  November 18, 2021 was the 11th Annual National Rural Health Day, which is celebrated yearly on the third Thursday in November. Thank you for celebrating the #powerofrural with us.  National Rural Health Day is not just a day. It is a movement to celebrate and raise awareness of rural communities.

This year, we are celebrating Tamara Laws, RN, BSN, Colorado’s Community Star! Please visit www.powerofrural.org/power-of-rural to read more about Tamara and other Community Stars. Southeast Colorado Hospital served as our featured host site for the day, celebrating by having a coloring contest for the schools in the county and celebrating one another for the amazing work they do and for the care they provide to their community.

Many rural hospitals around the country were also recognized by the Chartis Group, a partner of CRHC who are an independent healthcare advisory firm and provide rural hospitals with the Hospital Strength INDEX, which is a comprehensive program for comparing all acute care hospitals across a continuum of financial, value-based and market-driven performance indicators based on publicly available data. Colorado CAHs and rural hospitals who were awarded for excellence this year per this report include:

 

Performance Leadership Awards –Patient Perspectives

  • Aspen Valley Hospital
  • East Morgan County Hospital
  • Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital
  • Rio Grande Hospital
  • Wray Community District Hospital
  • St Anthony Summit Medical Center
  • Yampa Valley Medical Center

Performance Leadership Awards -Outcomes

  • Grand River Medical Center
  • Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center
  • Mt San Rafael Hospital
  • Southwest Memorial Hospital
  • Spanish Peaks regional Health Center
  • Colorado Plains Medical Center
  • Delta County Memorial Hospital
  • Mercy Regional Medical Center
  • Montrose Memorial Hospital
  • Vail Valley Medical Center
  • Valley View Hospital Association
  • Yampa Valley Medical Center

Performance Leadership Awards -Quality

  • East Morgan County Hospital
  • Grand River Medical Center
  • Keefe Memorial Hospital
  • Kit Carson County Memorial Hospital
  • Pioneers Medical Center
  • Rio Grande Hospital
  • Sedgwick County Memorial Hospital
  • Wray Community District Hospital
  • Yuma District Hospital
  • Colorado Plains Medical Center
  • Yampa Valley Medical Center

 

We were not only honored to have Governor Polis recognize National Rural Health Day with a proclamation, but we are also proud to share that for the first time, we have a Presidential Proclamation marking this important day.

Thank you for all you do to serve your rural communities and thank you for being amazingly wonderful people.  We are so proud and honored to serve as the State Office of Rural Health and Rural Health Association.

On behalf of the Colorado Rural Health Center, we hope everyone had a Happy National Rural Health Day!!!!

 

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