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Taylorville Memorial Receives National Recognition for Performance Leadership in Quality


Taylorville Memorial Hospital has been recognized for overall excellence in quality, placing its performance in the top 25 percent of the nation's rural hospitals.

“Taylorville Memorial Hospital is proud to be recognized for excellence in quality.  This award demonstrates our commitment to continuous performance and improvement,” said director of quality management Donna Podeschi.

“We pride ourselves on providing a great patient experience with the highest standards of patient care,” said Kim Bourne, the nonprofit hospital's president and CEO.  “This award shows that Taylorville Memorial is a thriving hospital capable of caring for the community.”

The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Alanytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health recognized Taylorville Memorial in its annual ranking.

The rankings are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index. The Hospital Strength Index captures performance metrics for all rural and critical access hospitals. Using data from public data sources, Index collects data from more than 50 individual metrics to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

“It’s great to recognize these top performers who are excelling in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction or operating at a lower cost than their peers,” said Michael Topchik, national leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “These leaders serve as a benchmark for other rural facilities as they strive to achieve similar results and provide a blueprint for how to successfully run a hospital and serve their communities amid today’s uncertainty and mounting pressures.”