As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration, Woodlawn Hospital today announced it has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Outcomes. 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 in Quality, Outcomes, and Patient Perspective.

“Woodlawn Hospital is honored to have been awarded the 2022 Performance Leadership Award for Outcomes. Our Mission at Woodlawn is to provide excellent healthcare services by highly skilled staff in a compassionate and caring manner. We recognize the responsibility to serve patients, employees, physicians, and the community. The goals of our providers and staff are always centered on providing high-quality, safe care to all those we serve. Although we are a small rural hospital, we provide outstanding services that result in excellent patient outcomes,” Stated Paula McKinney, Chief Nursing Officer at Woodlawn Hospital.

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.” 

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