We are thrilled to announce that Woodlawn Health has been honored with the 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in outcomes. This prestigious award, compiled by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, recognizes top quartile performance (75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in quality, outcomes, and/or patient perspective.
The announcement of this esteemed award coincided with the National Rural Health Day celebrations on Nov. 16, adding an extra layer of significance to this achievement. Paula McKinney DNP RN, Vice President of Patient Care Service and Chief Nursing Officer for Woodlawn Health, expressed her gratitude, stating, “Our mission at Woodlawn Health is to provide excellent healthcare services to our community by highly skilled staff. As we continue to earn the right to care for our community, we are honored to be recognized.”
The Performance Leadership Awards are a testament to the dedication and commitment of the Woodlawn Health team. These awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX, which is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. The INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations, and state offices of rural health nationwide to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.
Michael Topchik, national leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health, highlighted the mission-driven nature of rural healthcare, stating, “Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination, and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities. This National Rural Health Day, let us recognize the efforts of this year’s Performance Leadership Award winners and all those driven to deliver high-quality care throughout rural communities.”
Woodlawn Health’s receipt of the Performance Leadership Award is a testament to their unwavering commitment to providing exceptional healthcare services to their community. This recognition not only validates their efforts but also serves as a source of inspiration for other rural hospitals striving to deliver high-quality care.
As we celebrate this achievement, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to Woodlawn Health for their outstanding performance and dedication to serving their community. This award serves as a reminder of the essential role that rural hospitals play in delivering high-quality care and making a meaningful impact on the lives of individuals and families in rural communities.