The Navajo Health Foundation – Sage Memorial Hospital, Inc. (“Sage”) recently received an award for Performance Leadership and Overall Excellence in Patient Outcomes. Sage was placed in the top quartile of over 4,000 acute care hospitals throughout the United States, including over 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals, as a leader in hospital performance and patient care.
The rankings for this award were developed using the most comprehensive and objective assessment methodology in the healthcare industry by the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) in partnership with iVantage Health Analytics. Their analysis aggregated data from 66 individual metrics to derive a single strength rating for each healthcare facility. Michael Topchik, Senior Vice President of iVantage Health Analytics said, “These top quartile performers should take great pride in this recognition. It showcases their commitment to continuous performance analysis and improvement…it’s an honor to celebrate their achievement as they continue to serve their communities despite the many market, regulatory and financial pressures they face.”
Sage was recognized for this award on National Rural Health Day, November 19, 2015. This most recent national recognition follows other awards and certifications recognizing Sage’s exemplary patient care, including Critical Access Hospital Accreditation and the Gold Seal of Approval from the Joint Commission, the Best in Class Award from the American Hospital Association for Diversity in Leadership and Governance and for addressing disparities in health care, licensing by the Arizona Department of Health Services as a Rural Health Hospital, and the presentation of the Managerial Excellence Award by the United States Surgeon General to Sage’s former Chief Executive Officer, Ahmad R. Razaghi.
“Sage’s recognition as a performance leader in patient outcomes reinforces the Board in its Mission and its work to continually innovate and improve the quality of care we provide to our Diné (Navajo) people,” stated Stenson D. Wauneka, Chairperson of the Sage Board of Directors. Christi El-Meligi, Sage’s CEO, said, “The credit for this prestigious national award should be given to each and every one of our employees for their commitment, dedication and care to our patients.”Leave a reply →