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RCH Named #1 Critical Access Hospital in the State of Illinois

ROCHELLE, IL—Rochelle Community Hospital was recently named the #1 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in the State of Illinois and continues to be ranked as an iVantage HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in the United States.

“Rochelle Community Hospital is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Mark J. Batty, RCH Chief Executive Officer.  “This achievement confirms the efforts of our mission to provide exceptional care to our patients every day.”

The iVantage HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, including Rochelle Community Hospital, scored best among critical access hospitals on the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™.  The 2013 Top 100 CAH announcement is the second release of this important designation. The Hospital Strength Index is first-ever comprehensive rating of CAHs and the results recognize the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals that provide a “safety- net“ to communities across rural America – measuring them across 56 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. More information can be found at  .

“Rural hospitals play a critical role in providing needed care to communities across America, yet the challenges are completely different while being as complex as urban hospitals. The need for enhanced performance and a framework for success are equally important as hospitals prepare for the impact of health reform,” said John Morrow, EVP of iVantage Health Analytics.

About iVantage Health Analytics
iVantage Health Analytics™  is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company serving more than 500 hospitals across the United States. iVantage Health Analytics provides comparative healthcare analytics by integrating disparate market, clinical, operational, and financial data into a single, enterise-wide platform for executive level business intelligence. For more information, visit


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