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Banner Lassen named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital list

SUSANVILLE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville, Calif. was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the U.S. for financial stability.

The top 20 CAHs, including Banner Lassen, scored best among critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength Index for financial stability. The list was announced Sept. 28 during the National Rural Health Association's Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City, Mo.

The top 20 critical access hospitals achieved success in one of three key areas of performance:

  • Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures.
  • Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank on two Hospital Compare HCAHPS measures ("Overall Rating" and "Highly Recommend)".
  • Financial stability index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank on a set of balance sheet and income statement financial ratios.

"Banner Lassen is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation," said Banner Lassen CEO Bob Edwards. "Our results as a top performer in financial stability means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future."

About Banner Lassen Medical Center

Banner Lassen Medical Center in Susanville, Calif. originally opened in 1883 as Lassen County Hospital.  A 25-bed, critical access hospital, Banner Lassen offers quality care, close to home. In addition to providing our patients with a safe, efficient and caring environment, Banner Lassen offers a wide range of programs and services to aid in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illness. We offer private rooms and home-like birthing suites.

About the National Rural Health Association

NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit

About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage Health Analytics, Inc.™ is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company. The company is a leading provider of information products serving an expansive healthcare industry. iVantage Health Analytics™ integrates diverse information with innovative delivery platforms to ensure customers' timely, concise, and relevant strategic action. For more information, visit


Julie Maurer, Banner Health

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