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Rutherford Regional Health Systems Gains 4th Consecutive National Recognition

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One of Only Three in North Carolina Included in the “100 Great Community Hospitals” List

Rutherford Regional Health System (RRHS) in June was named one of America’s 100 Great Community Hospitals by Becker’s Hospital Review of Chicago, IL, marking the fourth consecutive year that RRHS has received this national recognition. RRHS was one of only three in North Carolina named to the list.

The “100 Great Community Hospitals” list is based on hospitals’ quality of care and service to the community, according to an official statement by Becker’s Hospital Review. “The hospitals listed have fewer than 550 beds and minimal teaching programs, and are often located in rural areas as the only hospitals in their communities,” Becker’s said. “Whether independent or part of a larger health system, these hospitals have worked with limited resources to continually provide the quality of care and the experience patients expect.”

The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected community hospitals based on rankings and awards from iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters), Healthgrades and The Joint Commission. Nominations for the list were also considered.

In addition to Rutherford Regional Health System, the other two North Carolina hospitals among the 100 Great Community Hospitals were Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center just north of Charlotte, and The Outer Banks Hospital in Nags Head.

Cindy Buck, RRHS president and CEO, said, “We’re thrilled to be recognized nationally by such a respected group as Becker’s Hospital Review. We are especially pleased to know that RRHS recently placing in the top 18 percent nationally in quality measures with The Joint Commission made an impact on the decision to include us on this list. It’s gratifying to be among a select few in the U.S. who are going above and beyond for their communities.”

Becker’s notes that this list is not an endorsement of included hospitals or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list.

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