MEASLES REPORTED IN OMAHA, NEBRASKA
A laboratory-confirmed case of measles with exposures in Omaha, Nebraska has been reported. While there are no confirmed or suspected cases in Iowa at this time, measles is a highly contagious disease. Now is the time to make sure you/your child’s immunizations are up-to-date. Please call Shelby County Public Health at 712.755.4422 or your health care provider to determine if you/your child is up-to-date with the measles vaccine.
TOP 100 CRITICAL ACCESS HOSPITALS in the U.S. – For the sixth year in a row, Myrtue Medical Center has been named one of the 100 highest-ranked Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. There are only 8 out of the 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals in the country who have received the award for 6+ years. Myrtue is a part of this elite group and has received this award each year since 2012.
“This award demonstrates the tremendous commitment and expertise of our practitioners and staff. Being recognized as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals six years in a row shows our dedication to quality care and patient satisfaction,” said Barry Jacobsen, CEO of Myrtue Medical Center.
The determining factors for the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals were based upon IVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX measures overall hospital performance on eight pillars of hospital strength: Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspectives, Inpatient Market Share Ranking, Outpatient Market Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, and Financial Stability.
“It is truly an honor to have our health care system be recognized among the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals. This award is very gratifying and is a strong reflection of our dedicated, hard-working staff. They are a vital part of this recognition and I am grateful to work with them as they provide the best quality of patient care,” said Dr. Sarah Devine.