HealthPartners western Wisconsin hospitals are among top U.S. rural hospitals for excellence
The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) recognized Amery Hospital & Clinic, Hudson Hospital & Clinic and Westfields Hospital & Clinic for overall excellence in three categories:
- Amery Hospital & Clinic: Overall excellence in quality and outcomes;
- Hudson Hospital & Clinic: Overall excellence in outcomes;
- Westfields Hospital & Clinic: Overall excellence in outcomes and patient perspective.
All three hospitals demonstrate special commitment to the rural western Wisconsin communities they serve through the extra programs and services they offer. Highlights include:
- Access to hospitalist and behavioral health specialists for Emergency Department patients through innovative telemedicine programs at Amery, Hudson and Westfields hospitals;
- Programs for Change alcohol and substance abuse recovery program offered at all three sites;
- PowerUp, a community-wide initiative to help kids and families eat better and move more;
- HealthPartners Western Wisconsin Rural Family Medicine Program, which was launched to attract top physicians with the latest training to practice medicine at Amery and Westfields (New Richmond) hospitals and clinics;
- Van transportation service for patients in need of assistance to reach medical appointments at Amery, Westfields and Hudson hospitals;
- Free community education classes and support groups to inform and educate.
“National Rural Health Day has come to symbolize not just the vital role healthcare providers play in rural communities, but the dedication and hard work that goes into overcoming the unique healthcare challenges that exist across rural America,” said Teryl Eisinger, Chief Executive Officer, NOSORH. “We are proud of the work of the State Offices of Rural Health, their partners and rural hospitals do to improve care across the nation.”
“Each year, National Rural Health Day serves as a terrific backdrop for celebrating the power of rural and recognizing rural providers who continue to demonstrate an unwavering commitment to delivering quality care within their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be recognizing these top quartile performers in partnership with NOSORH.”