Hospital is just one of three recognized in Virginia

Pulaski, VA — LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is being recognized for the second year in a row as a Top Hospital for Quality by the Chartis Center for Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is one of just three hospitals in Virginia receiving the designation.

"Our recognition for overall excellence in the quality category places us in the top quartile among all rural hospitals in the nation, and reflects our ongoing commitment to providing safe, high-quality healthcare to each and every one of our patients," says Sean Pressman, CEO of LewisGale Hospital Pulaski.

The Performance Leadership awards are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry's most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from public sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars to derive a single overall percentile rating for all Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals. The Performance Leadership awards spotlight top performance in the areas of Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.

"We're thrilled to partner with NOSORH on this program and commend this year's recipients who are working diligently to provide quality care within their communities," explains Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.