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2023 Performance Leadership Award for Quality by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

Phillips County Hospital Honored with 2023 Performance Leadership Award for Quality by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

Phillipsburg November 16, 2023 – As part of National Rural Health Day, Phillips County Hospital announced today that it has been recognized with a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality. Compiled by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (i.e., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes, and/or Patient Perspective.


Tara Overmiller, Chief Executive Officer of Phillips County Health Systems, expressed her gratitude for the recognition, stating, "This award is a testament to the unwavering dedication of our team and our commitment to providing unparalleled quality healthcare to our community. It reflects the exceptional standards we uphold at Phillips County Health Systems."


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 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.


“Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination, and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities. Rural healthcare truly is mission-driven,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This National Rural Health Day, let us recognize the efforts of this year’s Performance Leadership Award winners and all those driven to deliver high-quality care throughout rural communities.”


Phillips County Health Systems, with a legacy of over seven decades of community service, stands as a cornerstone of healthcare excellence. The institution's dedication to providing top-tier healthcare distinguishes it as a trusted and reliable healthcare provider. The hospital's advanced medical clinic, devoted primary care providers, and comprehensive range of services, including Emergency Room care, specialized visiting specialist clinics, preventative healthcare, rehabilitation therapies, surgical procedures, behavioral health, and telemedicine resources, exemplify its commitment to maintaining the highest standards.


"At Phillips County Health Systems, quality is not just a standard; it's ingrained in our culture and commitment to our patients. When you choose Phillips County Health Systems, you choose a dedication to quality that spans generations, ensuring all community members and neighbors of all ages receive the finest care with genuine compassion," remarked Tara.

We extend our gratitude to all those who contributed to this achievement and look forward to continuing our mission of providing exceptional care to patients, families, and the community.


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