Dallas County Hospital was recently recognized by iVantage Health Analytics as a HealthStrong™ Award winner for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction, reflecting top quartile performance among all acute care hospitals in the nation.

"We are very excited to be recognized as a top performer by iVantage," said Matt Wille, Dallas County Hospital CEO. "Our physicians, nurses and staff are dedicated to providing the best patient experience to every patient, every time. It reflects the patient-centered work we are doing here at Dallas County Hospital every day." iVantage Health announced the latest HealthStrong Award™ winners at the annual meeting of the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health held this October in Asheville, NC. The HealthStrong Awards are based on The Hospital Strength Index™, a national ratings program developed by iVantage to recognize top performing hospitals based on key metrics critical to success in the new healthcare marketplace. The Hospital Strength Index ranks all 4,400+ U.S. general acute care hospitals, including the 1,300+ Critical Access Hospitals. The Index is based on eight performance categories, measuring 56 different performance metrics. The Index offers hospital executives, trustees and boards of directors an objective way to measure their relative performance internally and among their peers.

Small and rural hospitals play a critical role in providing efficient and effective healthcare that is comparable to its larger urban counterparts. "Rural hospitals have new and difficult demands that can only be managed with better information. The Hospital Strength Index reflects the multiple challenges of running a hospital by incorporating the measures on which the industry has worked to gain consensus and standardization," said John Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.