TORCH Celebrates National Rural Health Day and Announces Top Rural Hospitals
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Amazing things are happening in rural Texas! The Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) and iVantage Health Analytics would like to share the following list of rural hospitals from our state that have been designated top quartile performers by the iVantage Hospital Strength Index™ rating system, the first rating system in the country to include all rural providers, including Critical Access Hospitals.

Five rural hospitals have been recognized as Health Strong™ (Top quartile performer in the overall HSI score). They are Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton; Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus; Graham Regional Medical Center, Graham; Seymour Hospital, Seymour; and Childress Regional Medical Center, Childress. 

Nine rural hospitals have been recognized for Excellence in Quality (Top quartile performer in the Quality-Base pillar of the HSI Index). They are Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital, Luling; Big Bend Regional Medical Center, Alpine; Scott & White Hospital, Llano; Burleson St. Joseph Health Center, Caldwell; Hill Regional Hospital, Fredericksburg; Childress Regional Medical Center, Childress; Madison St. Joseph Health Center, Madisonville; Mother Frances Hospital, Jacksonville; and Cuero Community Hospital, Cuero.

Four rural hospitals have been recognized for Excellence in Outcomes (Top quartile performer of Outcomes Index of the HSI). They are Graham Regional Medical Center, Graham; Faith Community Hospital, Jacksboro; Colorado-Fayette Medical Center, Weimar; and Parkview Hospital, Wheeler.

Fourteen rural hospitals have been recognized for Excellence in Patient Satisfaction (Top quartile performer of the Patient Perspective Index of the HSI). They are Electra Memorial Hospital, Electra; Hamilton General Hospital, Hamilton; Hemphill County Hospital, Canadian; W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital, Lockney; Swisher Memorial Hospital, Tulia; East Texas Medical Center, Pittsburg; Graham Regional Medical Center, Graham; Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus; Seton Edgar B. Davis Hospital, Luling; Stamford Memorial Hospital, Stamford; Childress Regional Medical Center, Childress; Seymour Hospital, Seymour; Knox County Hospital, Knox City; and Parkview Hospital, Wheeler.

Finally, 21 rural hospitals have been recognized for Excellence in Efficiency  (Top quartile performer of the Cost and Charge index of the HSI). They are Eastland Memorial Hospital, Eastland; Muleshoe Area Medical Center, Muleshoe; Liberty-Dayton Regional Medical Center, Liberty; Crosbyton Clinic Hospital, Crosbyton; Sweeny Community Hospital, Sweeny; Otto Kaiser Memorial Hospital, Kenedy; Stamford Memorial Hospital, Stamford; Dimmit Regional Hospital, Carrizo Springs; St. Mark’s Medical Center, La Grange; Haskell Memorial Hospital, Haskell; Faith Community Hospital, Jacksboro; Graham Regional Medical Center, Graham; W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital, Lockney; Seymour Hospital, Seymour; Ward Memorial Hospital, Monahans; Heart of Texas Healthcare System, Brady; Medina Regional Hospital, Hondo; Cuero Community Hospital, Cuero; Stephens Memorial Hospital, Breckenridge; Colorado-Fayette Medical Center, Weimar; and Lavaca Medical Center, Halletsville.

“These facilities rose to the top in some key areas of success for rural hospitals,” said David Pearson, TORCH President/CEO. “The hard work they do day in and day out oftentimes goes unrecognized, but we’re proud to reaffirm iVantage’s acknowledgement of these TORCH Member Hospitals. Job well done and we look forward to more great things from rural Texas hospitals.”


About TORCH:

Texas Organization of Rural & Community Hospitals (TORCH) is the voice and principal advocate for rural and community hospitals in Texas. We provide leadership in addressing the special needs and issues of these hospitals. For more information, call 512.873.0045 or visit the web site at

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