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Aspirus Riverview Hospital Named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in the US


For the third consecutive year, Aspirus Riverview Hospital in Wisconsin Rapids has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

“This achievement is a result of the exceptional dedication of the entire Aspirus Riverview team,” said Aspirus Riverview CEO Todd Burch. “Each of our 800+ employees is committed to providing the very best care possible to our patients and community. Earning this honor three years in a row is a testament to all they do, every single day.”

“I am proud to say our dedication to caring for our community is stronger than ever,” said Burch. “Construction is underway on our new emergency department and birthplace, and we are about to begin renovating existing space for a behavioral health clinic to help meet our community’s growing need for mental health and substance abuse services.”

Aspirus Riverview scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance, and its results are the basis for many of rural health care’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The complete list of the 2018 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals

The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America; and the INDEX measures these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective, and Financial Stability.

“The Hospital Strength INDEX provides a true benchmark for helping rural providers to better understand performance levels and identify areas of improvement. When we look across the spectrum of rural-relevant INDEX indicators, the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals are establishing a new standard for how to deliver higher quality care to their communities despite an unpredictable health care environment,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

About Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics
Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics is a non-profit, community-directed health care organization based in Wisconsin Rapids. It includes Aspirus Riverview Hospital, Aspirus Doctors Clinic & Walk-In Care, Aspirus Riverview Clinics in Wisconsin Rapids, Nekoosa and Rome, Aspirus Heart & Vascular, Aspirus UW Cancer Center, Aspirus Riverview Wound & Hyperbarics, Aspirus Riverview Joint Center, Aspirus Riverview Therapies and Aspirus Riverview Dental.

In addition to these and other services, Aspirus Riverview is constructing a new 17,000-square-foot emergency department and a new 21,000-square-foot, 10-suite birthplace. Both projects are scheduled for completion in the spring of 2019. Additionally, Aspirus Riverview will soon begin renovating existing space for a behavioral health clinic to help meet our community’s growing need for mental health and substance abuse services.

About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the healthcare industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children's hospitals and healthcare service organizations achieve transformative results. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management.