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Tillamook Hospital Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

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Tillamook County General Hospital was recently named to the list of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in America by the National Rural Health Association. Tillamook joins six other CAHs in Oregon that achieved the highest scores on the Hospital Strength Index (™) in this first-ever comprehensive rating. Nationwide there are 1,327 CAHs.

Incorporating 56 different measures of performance, the Hospital Strength Index (™) includes a unique set of measures that rate Market Strength, Value-based Strength and Financial Strength as key pillars for benchmarking and setting new goals to meet upcoming health reform initiatives.

"This is a very good position to build on as our rural hospital moves into the challenging times ahead in health care," stated Tillamook Hospital CEO Larry Davy. "And our community can be proud of the dedication, teamwork and skills of our employees and medical staff that make this kind of recognition possible."

The Hospital Strength Index provides a comprehensive rating system which compares U.S. general acute-care hospitals across a continuum of financial, value-based and market-driven performance indicators. Ratings are based on publicly available data sources, including Medicare Cost Reports, Medicare claims data, and Hospital Compare quality reporting. Supporting analytics deliver actionable competitive intelligence.

NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 20,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

Tillamook County General Hospital is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, not-for-profit integrated health care delivery system with nearly 20,000 employees serving communities in California, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington. Founded on Seventh-day Adventist health values, Adventist Health provides compassionate care in 17 hospitals, more than 130 physician and rural health clinics,14 home care agencies and four joint-venture retirement centers.