A new report ranks both Montrose Memorial Hospital and Delta County Memorial Hospital in the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals for the second year in a row.
The report is issued by The National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. According to the report, top performing hospitals excel in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers.
"This significant achievement is a testament to the success of our hospitals and better care for our communities," said Steve Hannah, MHA, CEO of Montrose Memorial Hospital. "I'm proud of our employees and the leadership from our board of directors. Congratulations to Delta County Memorial Hospital for their achievements and we look forward to collaborating to improve the health in our region."
The hospitals are working together in various ways to improve care for the region with shared efforts in the San Juan Accountable Care Organization, producing a joint community health needs assessment to report on health activity and opportunities in the region, and working together to ensure patient access to the best healthcare.
"As a community we can be proud of our hospital, which is really a system of people, and their focus on quality for all patients without regard for how they pay. Safe, quality care for all is the foundation of our hospital culture and this outside recognition demonstrates that MMH is achieving the objective of financial sustainability while providing outstanding care," said Ron Courtney, MMH board chair.
On Dec. 4 Delta County Commissioners Doug Atchley, Mark Roeber and Don Suppes denied the application of Paonia Holdings, LLC for a change of land use for the property at 41322 Highway 133, with an adjacent residence at 41402 Highway 133 and an ancillary property at 16180 Stevens Gulch Road.
The property is owned by Bowie Resources, LLC, and was formerly used as a coal load-out site.