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Mount Carmel Hospital Ranked Top 100 Nationwide

May 21, 2014

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Colville, WA—Providence Mount Carmel Hospital is among the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH’s) in the United States, according toiVantage Health Analytics, which compares more than 1,300 facilities each year.

Critical Access Hospitals have less than 25 inpatient beds, a 96-hour average length of stay, offer 24/7 emergency care, and are 35 miles away from another hospital.

“We are very pleased and humbled to receive this recognition for the third consecutive year,” says Robert Campbell, Chief Executive of Providence Health Care in Stevens County. “We are proud of our extraordinary team of caregivers who contributed to this recognition and always keep our focus and priority on the care of the patient.”

iVantage uses the Hospital Strength Index™ and its 2014 Rural Relevance Report Under Healthcare Reform study, which examines the value of rural health care by looking at Medicare clinical costs and charges, value and rural emergency department analysis. On average, rural hospitals charge less and have a shorter ED wait time.

Within rural markets, CAHs are centers of the community— often one of the largest employers—and a critical access point of health care to populations who are less likely to be insured.

To download a copy of the list of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals or and more information about the study can be found at iVantageHealth.com.

Providence serves Eastern Washington's Stevens, Ferry and Pend Oreille counties at Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville, WA; Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Chewelah, WA; and home care by Providence DominiCare. In 2013, physicians joined Providence NorthEast Washington Medical Group to provide care at Garden Homes Specialty Clinic in Colville, WA; Family Medicine Chewelah Clinic in Chewelah, WA; and Kettle Falls Clinic in Kettle Falls, WA.

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