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Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital was recently recognized by iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Quality, reflecting top quartile performance among all critical access and acute care hospitals in the nation. The quality recognition announcement comes in conjunction with National Rural Health Day, celebrated annually on November 19.

Cannon Memorial Hospital “We feel honored and validated to be recognized for our steadfast commitment to quality patient care,” said Carmen Lacey, President of Cannon Memorial Hospital.

The quality rankings, designated by the Hospital Strength INDEX™, are the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed a data-driven program designed to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care.

The Hospital Strength INDEX™ captures performance metrics for more than 4,000 acute care hospitals, including over 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals. Leveraging data from public data sources, INDEX aggregates data from 66 individual metrics into three major categories and nine pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility.

In addition to Cannon Memorial Hospital, nine other North Carolina rural hospitals were recognized for excellence in quality in 2015:

  • Alleghany County Memorial Hospital
  • Carolinas Healthcare System Anson
  • Carolinas Healthcare System Lincoln
  • Northern Hospital Of Surry County
  • Novant Health Franklin Medical Center
  • Pender Memorial Hospital
  • Sandhills Regional Medical Center
  • Vidant Edgecombe Hospital
  • Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital

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