Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) in Dumas, TX was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) for quality in the country. The top 20 CAHs, including MCHD, scored best among CAHs as determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health for Quality. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Mo.
The top 20 CAHs have achieved success in overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and finance. This group was selected from the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2023 top 100 CAH list, which was released earlier this year.
The top 20 CAH best practice recipients have achieved success in one of two key areas of performance:
· Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across rural-relevant process of care measures.
· Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across all 10 HCAHPS domains.
“MCHD is proud to be named a 2023 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for Best Practice in Quality.” Stated Jeff Turner, MCHD CEO. “Delivering high quality healthcare is never accidental. Quality is intentional and results from skilled and empowered people focusing on outcomes. At MCHD, quality is a team effort that includes our Board, medical staff, administration, clinical and non-clinical employees. There are currently 1,358 critical access hospitals in the United States. Being among the nation’s Top 20 critical access hospitals for quality is a tremendous achievement that means our community can count on MCHD to deliver the services they need now and in the future. “
About Moore County Hospital District (MCHD)
Moore County Hospital District (MCHD) is an award-winning critical access Hospital located in the High Plains of Texas in the town of Dumas. MCHD serves a rural population base that covers six counties and consistently performs alongside top hospitals in the nation, both rural and urban, in clinical measures, patient satisfaction, and employee satisfaction.
MCHD offers its community a wide range of services including hospital inpatient and level IV emergency and EMS services; outpatient services including home health, hospice, various therapy services, surgical services, and self-referral mammography; owns and operates a 54-bed nursing home; and currently operates a total of seven physician clinics providing services from family medicine to specialized surgical care.
About National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. NRHA’s membership is made up of diverse individuals and organizations from across the country, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.
Chartis is a comprehensive health care advisory firm dedicated to helping clients build a healthier world. Work is facilitated across the health care continuum with more than 600 clients annually, including providers, payers, health services organizations, technology and retail companies, and investors. Through times of change, challenge, and opportunity, Chartis advises the industry on how to navigate disruption, pursue growth, achieve financial sustainability, unleash technology, improve care models and operations, enhance clinical quality and safety, and advance health equity. Teams convened bring deep industry expertise and industry leading innovation, enabling clients to achieve transformational results and create positive societal impact. For more information, visit www.chartis.com.