Memorial Hospital Recognized for Quality Excellence

Memorial Hospital Recognized for Quality Excellence

Memorial Hospital has been recognized as a 2022 Rural Provider Excellence in Quality Award sinner by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The Rural Provider Excellence in Quality Award honor Top 10 overall performance in quality among the state's Critical Access Hospitals. 

Memorial Hospital’s CEO, Roger Reamer commended the team for this accomplishment. “It is an honor for Memorial Hospital to be recognized with the Rural Provider Excellence in Quality Award. Our success is directly related to the devotion of our employees and their dedication in serving Seward County with exceptional health care. We are proud to provide quality and advanced health care services accessible to our patients close to home.”

The Rural Provider Excellence in Quality Award utilizes the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™ framework to analyze Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Project (MBQIP) measures for each of the 63 Critical Access Hospitals in Nebraska. The analysis percentile-ranks performance for each facility across 21 equally weighted, core MBQIP metrics and those facilities with the 10 highest scores are recognized with the Rural Provider Excellence in Quality Award.

“Across Nebraska, our Critical Access Hospitals are passionate about their mission and committed to delivering a care experience rooted in outstanding quality,” said Nancy Jo Hansen, Flex and SHIP Program Manager, Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services. “Earning a Rural Provider Excellence in Quality Award is a tremendous achievement and I know others will be inspired to push for even higher performance.”   

“To see a mix of familiar names as well as 7 first-time recipients among this year’s award winners speaks to the priority given to quality excellence by Nebraska’s Critical Access Hospital leadership and staff,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We’re delighted to partner with the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services on this recognition program and applaud the efforts of this year’s award winners.”