GRMC Earns Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Award From The Chartis Center for Rural Health

Garrett Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has been recognized as a 2024 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for the sixth consecutive year in a row. Chartis’ annual Top 100 award program recognizes outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®.

GRMC was one of only two hospitals in Maryland to make the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital list this year.

“Being nationally recognized for the sixth consecutive year as a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital is quite a tremendous accomplishment for GRMC,” said Mark Boucot, President and CEO of GRMC and Potomac Valley Hospital. “This achievement would not be possible without our compassionate and caring staff. Each day, they make a commitment to provide our patients with exceptional care while treating them like family.”

“During an era of profound uncertainty for rural healthcare, the Top 100 rural hospitals continue to provide a unique lens through which we can identify innovation and inspiration for how to deliver high quality care to increasingly vulnerable populations,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We’re delighted to be able to recognize all this year’s Top 100 but especially the more than 40 first-time recipients across both categories. It’s wonderful to see so many new facilities join the ranks of our Top 100 alumni.”

Now in its 14th year, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Featuring a methodology utilizing publicly available data, the INDEX is leveraged nationwide by rural hospitals, health systems with rural affiliates, hospital associations, and state offices of rural health to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

As a full member of the WVU Health System, GRMC continues to grow the specialty services available to the 46,000 people in GRMC’s service area, which includes parts of eight counties across Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. GRMC provides behavioral health, cancer care and infusion, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, dermatology, heart and vascular care, integrative pain management, nephrology and urology, podiatry, urology, and women’s healthcare services, among others.

Excellent patient outcomes play a key role in the recognition GRMC achieves.

GRMC ended the past year with no inpatient catheter associated urinary tract infections, the seventh consecutive year without this type of infection. The hospital has one of the lowest case-mix adjusted readmission rates in the state. GRMC had the highest ranked HCAHPS scores (patient satisfaction) for 2023 among Maryland hospitals.   

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Created 3/28/2024 1:42pm
Last Updated 3/28/2024 1:50pm