McDowell Hospital, a member of the Mission Health System, was recently recognized as a Community Value Five-Star Hospital® among the top hospitals in North Carolina by Cleverley + Associates (Columbus, OH). Cleverley + Associates is a leader in health care financial consulting with an emphasis on quality benchmarking and performance enhancement. The Five-Star survey examines ten measures in four key performance areas: Financial Viability and Plant Reinvestment, Hospital Cost Structure, Hospital Charge Structure and Hospital Quality Performance. Five-Star hospitals are noted for achieving CVI scores within the top quintile (20%) of all hospitals within their group.
“It is wonderful for McDowell Hospital to be named a Five-Star Hospital,” said interim CEO of McDowell Hospital Sonya Greck, “McDowell Hospital strives to keep costs down while reinvesting our dollars to improve care. We believe this is the best way to deliver quality care and service to our patients.”
The 2011 State of the Hospital Industry reports an exclusive measure developed by Cleverley + Associates: the Community Value Index® (CVI). The Community Value Index® hospital analysis yields the Community Value Leadership Awards™, The Community Value 100® and the Community Value Five Star® hospitals designations.
McDowell Hospital is a Joint Commission Accredited rural, community hospital, licensed for 65 beds. Established in 1908, McDowell Hospital has been providing health care services to our community for over 100 years. For more information about McDowell Hospital, visit us at www.mcdhospital.org.