Tomahawk among nine Aspirus hospitals recognized by Chartis Center for Rural Health
For the Tomahawk Leader
WISCONSIN – Aspirus Tomahawk Hospital was among nine Aspirus locations to be recognized with the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2023 Performance Leadership Awards.
A release from Aspirus Health said the Performance Leadership Awards are compiled by the Chartis Center for Rural Health to determine top quartile performance (i.e., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals.
“The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance,” Aspirus stated. “INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health around the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.”
Aspirus Tomahawk Hospital was recognized in the Performance category, joining Aspirus’ Iron River, Ontonagon and Stanley hospitals.
Aspirus’ Eagle River, Langlade and Merrill hospitals, as well as the Howard Young Medical Center in Woodruff, were honored in the Outcomes category.
In the Patient Perspective category, Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital and the Howard Young Medical Center were awarded.
“These recognitions demonstrate the commitment of our exceptional health care teams,” said Jesse Tischer, Aspirus SVP and President of Regional Markets. “Providing rural health care is a growing challenge and we are committed to making sure our communities have high-quality options.”
“Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Rural healthcare truly is mission-driven.”