UH Samaritan Recognized as One of 100 Top Rural and Community Hospitals
ASHLAND, Ohio – University Hospitals (UH) Samaritan Medical Center has been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Rural & Community Hospitals for 2022. The Chartis Center for Rural Health, a leading provider of comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the health care industry, evaluated rural hospitals using a Hospital Strength INDEX™.
Drawing from publicly available data, the INDEX™ measures and monitors performance across a variety of eight areas impacting hospital operations and finance: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge and financial efficiency.
The Chartis Center introduced the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals recognition program in 2016. Over the past 12 years, the INDEX™ has become one of the hospital industry’s most comprehensive and objective rating of rural hospital performance.
William Benoit, MOT, MBA, FACHE, Chief Operating Officer, UH South Market said, “UH Samaritan’s recognition for outstanding performance in 2021 is a significant achievement. Last year, many rural and community hospitals closed or had to reduce services. Yet, UH Samaritan treated patients for all of their health care needs while confronting the surge in COVID-19 patients and national staffing shortages.”
“It’s no secret that Northeast Ohio was hit particularly hard by the pandemic,” Benoit added. I am extremely proud of UH Samaritan caregivers and thankful for their hard work, compassion, and resilience. Those qualities are the foundation of UH’s core values.”