Wooster, OH (February 14, 2019): Wooster Community Hospital Health System (WCH) has been named a Community Value Top 100 Hospital for 2018 by Cleverley + Associates, a leading healthcare financial consulting firm. This marks the second time that WCH has been in the Top 100 of the firm’s Community Value Index® (CVI) hospital analysis. This is also the 13th consecutive year that WCH has received a Community Value Five StarTM designation.
Cleverley + Associates released the rankings in its State of the Hospital Industry – 2018 Edition. This is the 15th year that the publication includes the CVI. This analysis is part of the Community Value Leadership Awards: The Community Value 100TM and the Community Value Five StarTM hospitals designations.
WCH is one of only five Ohio hospitals on the Community Value 100TM and the only Ohio hospital listed in the “Non-Teaching – Small” hospital category. To achieve its rankings, WCH has demonstrated its value to the community, financial viability, low costs, and high-quality care.
“We are extremely pleased to have again received this important award. This award independently validates our ongoing re-investment in our facility and community, and it recognizes our low costs and prices relative to other hospitals across the nation. Though primarily derived from financial data, the award also recognizes our outstanding quality of patient care.” says Bill Sheron, CEO/President of Wooster Community Hospital Health System. “We are pleased to share this honor with our dedicated staff and physicians. This places WCH in the top two percent of comparable hospitals in the U.S.”
“The CVI was the first study of its kind and remains the most comprehensive index dedicated to hospital value assessment,” the State of the Hospital Industry authors write. “The purpose of the annual study is to provide a measure of the value that a hospital provides to its community by examining ten measures in four key performance areas: Financial Viability and Plant Reinvestment, Hospital Cost Structure, Hospital Charge Structure and Hospital Quality Performance.”
About Wooster Community Hospital Health System
WCH Health System was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM /Watson Health for the fifth time. Also named one of America’s Best Hospitals by the Women’s Choice and by iVantage Health Analytics®, and by HealthStrong™ as a Top 100 Hospital in the country. WCH Health System supports patients in Wayne and surrounding counties, with 172 beds, and 272 active physicians. For more information visit us at www.woosterhospital.org.
About Cleverley + Associates
Cleverley + Associates was the first independent organization to release a nation-wide study on hospital community value. The community Value Index® was first published as part of the 2004 edition of the State of the Hospital Industry and has grown to be leading metric in the industry. For the ninth year, the State of the Hospital industry includes the Community Value Index® (CVI) hospital analysis. This analysis yields the Community Value Leadership Awards™. The Community Value 100® and the Community Value Five Star® hospitals designations.