SARANAC LAKE – As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration, Adirondack Health today announced it has been recognized with 2022 Performance Leadership Awards for excellence in quality and patient perspective. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals.
“The nearly 1,000 employees and clinicians at Adirondack Health take personal pride in the quality care and patient experience we provide day in and day out,” said Aaron Kramer, Adirondack Health president and CEO. “We appreciate The Chartis Center’s recognition of our efforts and the indispensable role Adirondack Health plays in meeting the healthcare needs of the North Country.”
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. INDEX data is trusted and relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations, and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.
“Although the last two years have placed unprecedented pressure on the rural health safety net, the dedication to serving the community that we’re so accustomed to seeing from rural hospitals across the country hasn’t wavered,” said Michael Topchik, national leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Let us celebrate the power of rural on National Rural Health Day and honor the facilities working tirelessly to provide access to high quality healthcare services to their communities.”