Garrett Regional Medical Center Receives Performance Leadership Award for Outcomes from Chartis Center for Rural Health

Garrett Regional Medical Center has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Outcomes. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.

“This national recognition for Garrett Regional Medical Center is just another reflection of the hard work and dedication of our incredible staff and the work they do each and every day,” noted Mark Boucot, president and CEO of GRMC and Potomac Valley Hospital. “Our commitment to excellence in patient care and safety are at the heart of everything we do.  I am truly honored and proud to be part of such an amazing team that puts our patients first.”

The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is trusted and relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

“Although the last two years have placed unprecedented pressure on the rural health safety net, the dedication to serving the community that we’re so accustomed to seeing from rural hospitals across the country hasn’t wavered,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Let us honor the facilities working tirelessly to provide access to high quality healthcare services to their communities.”

GRMC became clinically affiliated with the WVU Health System in 2015. Moving to a full member of the Health System as of July 1, 2022, has enabled GRMC to continue 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 now provides cancer care, urology and nephrology, dermatology, cardiopulmonary, cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation, and heart and vascular care, among other services.

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