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Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital Recognized Nationally For Quality & Patient Satisfaction

East Lansing, MI – November 17, 2016 — The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and iVantage recognize Michigan as having 77 hospitals reach top quartile performance status in Quality, Outcomes, Patient Satisfaction, and Financial Strength compared to all acute care hospitals in the nation.

The rankings have been determined through the Hospital Strength INDEX, the industry’s most objective and comprehensive assessment of rural hospital performance. In partnership with NOSORH, iVantage Health Analytics has developed this data-driven program to identify excellence across a broad spectrum of indicators relevant to hospital performance and patient care.

Leaders from rural health communities across the U.S. celebrate National Rural Health Day and recognize the tremendous accomplishments that have been achieved in rural healthcare this year. Michael Topchik, National Leader of the recently established Chartis Center for Rural Health, commented, “Rural providers play such a critical role as the safety net for rural America. As we celebrate National Rural Health Day gives us the opportunity to spotlight the great value and importance of rural and critical access hospitals, particularly important as these facilities face unprecedented challenges.”

17 Rural Hospitals are recognized for Excellence in Quality – Top quartile performers in the Quality-Based pillar of INDEX (AMI, HF, PN, SCIP, OP Process of Care Scores)

ASPIRUS ONTONAGON HOSPITAL, INC
BARAGA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
BRONSON LAKEVIEW HOSPITAL
EATON RAPIDS MEDICAL CENTER
HARBOR BEACH COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
HILLS & DALES GENERAL HOSPITAL
HURON MEDICAL CENTER
MUNISING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
PAUL OLIVER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
PROMEDICA HERRICK HOSPITAL
SCHOOLCRAFT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
SPECTRUM HEALTH GERBER MEMORIAL
SPECTRUM HEALTH KELSEY HOSPITAL
SPECTRUM HEALTH UNITED MEMORIAL – UNITED HOSPITAL
ST FRANCIS HOSPITAL
TAWAS ST JOSEPH HOSPITAL
UP HEALTH SYSTEM PORTAGE

 

21 Rural Hospitals are recognized for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction – Top quartile performers in the Patient Perspective pillar of INDEX (“HCAHPS Performance”).

ALLEGAN GENERAL HOSPITAL
ASPIRUS KEWEENAW HOSPITAL
ASPIRUS ONTONAGON HOSPITAL, INC
BARAGA COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
BELL HOSPITAL
BORGESS-LEE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
BRONSON LAKEVIEW HOSPITAL
CARO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
EATON RAPIDS MEDICAL CENTER
HELEN NEWBERRY JOY HOSPITAL
HILLS & DALES GENERAL HOSPITAL
MACKINAC STRAITS HOSPITAL AND HEALTH CENTER
MARLETTE REGIONAL HOSPITAL
MUNISING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
MUNSON HEALTHCARE CHARLEVOIX HOSPITAL
OAKLAWN HOSPITAL
SCHEURER HOSPITAL
SCHOOLCRAFT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
SHERIDAN COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
SPARROW CLINTON HOSPITAL
SPECTRUM HEALTH GERBER MEMORIAL

 

About NOSORH

The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America’s 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.

About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage) is a leading provider of healthcare analytic and performance management analytic tools. Health system and hospital leadership teams across the country rely on the company’s software and services to deliver customized insights on clinical and financial performance, strategic planning, market assessment and payment optimization. iVantage’s analytics are the basis of continuing thought leadership and insight in the areas of healthcare policy and research. iVantage is a subsidiary of The Chartis Group, a national advisory services firm dedicated to the healthcare industry, which recently established the Chartis Center for Rural Health. Learn more at iVantageHealth.com.

Flu Vaccine Clinic

Protect Yourself & Those Around You!

The Rural Health Clinic will be offering a Flu Vaccine Clinic on Tuesdays from 9:00am-4:30pm.  No appointment is required.

For more information contact the Rural Health Clinic at 906-341-2153.

Harvest Gathering Campaign – Great Success!

A hospital wide effort concluded in a towering success of donated items for Michigan Harvest Gathering.  During a two week period between October 24th – November 4th, employees and volunteers donated canned food, hygiene items and cash to help Good Neighbor Services address our community needs.  $510 in cash donations and 1570 items were donated on Tuesday November 8th.  A special thank you to all participants, volunteers and to Jack’s Fresh Market for donating the paper bags.

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OUR SERVICES

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital is committed to providing quality healthcare and
wellness for the people of our community.

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Dr. Kristi King-Flath

Featured Physician

Dr. Kristi King-Flath received her Bachelor’s of Science in Biology/Physiology at Northern Michigan University in 2001.  She attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and completed the Rural Physician program graduating from MSU-CHM in 2005.   She completed her residency at Miami Valley Family Practice Residency Program in Dayton, OH in 2008.  Her interests include women’s health, diabetes, preventative medicine and she enjoys patient education.   Dr. Kristi King- Flath will be working as a physician in the Rural Health Clinic.

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WHY SCHOOLCRAFT MEMORIAL

Welcome to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital, located along the northern shores of Lake Michigan.

Our state-of-the-art facility opened in April 2013.  Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital will be a leader in health and wellness, serving our community and the South Central Upper Peninsula in a professional, patient centered and high quality environment.

We offer a wide-spectrum of health care services including: a 24-hour/day physician staffed Emergency Room, Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy/Rehabilitation, Cardio-Pulmonary Care, Medical Imaging, Laboratory services and HomeCare & Hospice.  Our surgical program includes: Orthopedic, Urology, General and Ophthalmology … operating in one of largest operating rooms in the Upper Peninsula.

Visiting Specialists come to Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital each month to provide services such as Oncology, Podiatry, Cardiology, Obstetrics and more.

The Alan W. Ott Rural Health Clinic is staffed with family physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants and offers a walk-in clinic.

Experience why so many have made Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital their provider of choice!