A Muncy Pride Moment
MUNCY – On Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m. Representative Garth Everett presented a House citation to honor Muncy Valley Hospital (MVH) for their designation as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) by the iVantage Health Analytics Hospital Strength Index.
Muncy Valley Hospital was recently recognized as one of the top 100 Critical Care Access Hospitals in the United States. It is the only hospital in Pennsylvania to be awarded this recognition.
“This hospital has a family type atmosphere. My family uses it a lot,” said Everett who saw the notice for Muncy Valley Hospital’s designation and wanted to make it known more by offering the proclamation. President, Ronald J. Reynolds gave a warm welcome thanking Everett and claimed to make the event another “Muncy Pride Picture.”
About 40 department heads were asked to accompany Reynolds, Representative Everett, Sister Teresa Ann Jacobs, and Dr. Mark D. Beyer, head of Emergency Medicine at MVH on the front lawn that afternoon to announce the merit of their success. Reynolds who has been with MVH for the past one and half years acclaimed accolades to the staff. “The top 100 award bestowed upon Muncy compared to the nation was truly an honor. Nothing would be possible without you,” he said and took pride for such a diverse team.
The company, iVantage Health Analytics, Inc. is privately held, and is the result of the merge with Heath InfoTechnics, Performance Management Institute, the Healthcare Management Council and the Ratings Guy. By integrating diverse data, they are a leading provider of information products serving an expansive healthcare industry.
The Citation from the House of Representatives states, “To its great credit, Muncy Valley Hospital is lauded as the only hospital in this Commonwealth to earn this distinction. One of four hospitals which comprises Susquehanna Health, MVH was designated as a CAH by the federal government in July 2001. It scored best among Critical Access Hospitals on the iVantage Health Analytics Hospital Strength Index, which measures 56 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, affordability and efficiency. Since its establishment, MVH has exhibited the highest quality of standards in medical practice and has worked to upgrade the quality of life for countless citizens.”
A copy of the citation sponsored by Everett was directed to the Commonwealth on March 22, 2013.