BREVARD, N.C. (January 15, 2020) – Transylvania Regional Hospital has earned a spot on the Top 20 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) list, which is created annually by the National Rural Health Association’s (NRHA) Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Critical Access Hospitals are rural community hospitals with twenty-five or fewer beds that serve as vital safety net institutions, crucial to preserving the health of rural communities.
The determining factors for the Top 20 CAHs were based on the results of the Hospital Strength Index and its eight indices of performance: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, cost, charge and financial stability. This elite group of hospitals was selected from The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2019 Top 100 CAH list.
“I am so proud of the top-quality care our team members provide, which has allowed us to earn this recognition – an honor we have held for five out of the last six years,” said Michele Pilon, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Nursing Officer of Transylvania Regional Hospital.
ABOUT TRANSYLVANIA REGIONAL HOSPITAL
Transylvania Regional Hospital, a member of Mission Health, an operating division of HCA Healthcare, is a full-service community hospital serving Transylvania and the surrounding counties. Located in Brevard, North Carolina, the hospital offers 25 inpatient rooms and 10 transitional care unit rooms. Transylvania Regional Hospital offers comprehensive services representing a full spectrum of specialties. Transylvania Regional Hospital was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. For more information, please visit missionhealth.org/transylvania.