Shore Medical Center at Easton Named one of Top 20 Rural Hospitals in the U.S.

University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton has been named a 2020 Top Rural and Community Hospital by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Top 20 Rural Community Health winners were selected based on their high performance scores in the Hospital Strength Index compiled by iVantage Health Analytics.

iVantage’s Hospital Strength index utilizes publicly available datasets to quantify overall hospital performance in eight pillars: Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Share, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective, Cost, Charge, and Financial Stability.

“Of the 6,000-plus hospitals in the United States, more than 1800 are classified as rural,” said Ken Kozel, UM SRH president and CEO. “Shore Medical Center at Easton’s selection as a Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital is an outstanding achievement and a testament to the strength of our team.”

The NRHA will present award certificates to the Top 20 RCH winners, along with the 2020 Rural Health Award individual and organizational winners at the organization’s Rural Hospital Innovation Summit in San Diego, California, in May 2020.

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