(April 5, 2019) Shelbyville, IN --- MHP Major Hospital in Shelbyville, Indiana was recently named one of the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals in the country.

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has announced the 20 highest-ranked prospective payment system hospitals in the country based on an evaluation by The Chartis Center for Rural Health using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index. These rural community hospitals will be recognized in an awards ceremony during NRHA’s Rural Hospital Innovation Summit May 9 in Atlanta.

The determining factors for the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals were based on eight indices: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charge, and financial stability.

“MHP Major Hospital is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” says Major Health Partners President and CEO, Jack Horner. “Our recognition as a top health care provider means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future.”

MHP Major Hospital has been named one of the Top 20 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by NRHA for the second year in a row. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence. The NRHA’s Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals Winners are the highest ranked of the aggregate scores across eight pillars of excellence. This selection is a subset of the Top 100 RCHs, named by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, previously announced in February. The official announcement of the Top 20 happens in May 2019. See http://www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals/ for more information.

Top 100 and Top 20 Rural & Community Hospital Resources:

The full list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, as well as the 2019 INDEX methodology, can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.

To learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health or to speak with someone regarding the INDEX and the 2019 Top For more information on the criteria use, contact Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health, at mtopchik@chartis.com or visit: www.ivantageindex.com.

About NRHA
The National Rural Health Association is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the health care industry. The Chartis Center for Rural Health was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research, and education to rural hospitals and facilities. Learn more at ChartisRural.com.

About iVantage Health Analytics
Based in Newton, Mass., iVantage Health Analytics is a leading provider of performance management, strategic market planning, cost-reduction, and benchmarking solutions for hospitals and health care systems. iVantage analytics and tools are the basis of continuing investment, thought leadership, and insight in the areas of health care policy and research. In 2015, iVantage was acquired by the Chartis Group. Learn more at iVantageHealth.com.