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JCHC Named 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospital


FAIRBURY – Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury has been named as one of the nation’s HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals by iVantage Health Analytics.


The study and announcement of the 2015 HEALTHSTRONG Hospitals, including Jefferson Community Health Center, highlights top performing hospitals as determined through the Hospital Strength INDEX™.  The annual INDEX study is the industry’s most comprehensive rating system of hospitals and the results recognize the top performing hospitals – measuring them across 62 different performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability and efficiency. More information and study findings can be found at


“Jefferson Community Health Center is proud to be recognized as a HEALTHSTRONG Hospital. We place a tremendous emphasis on quality, performance and satisfaction, and this recognition is a great affirmation that our efforts are making a difference to the hospital and the local community that we serve. I am delighted to be able to celebrate this award with our physicians, staff and community,” said Chad Jurgens, JCHC CEO.


Last year, JCHC was named among the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation by iVantage Health Analytics.


“iVantage seeks to help hospitals meet the demands of the new healthcare by providing a new level of transparency into the internal and external metrics which drive more informed decision making,” said Araby Thornewill, president of iVantage Health Analytics. “As the industry continues to evolve toward value-based delivery models, the Hospital Strength INDEX provides a unique perspective into how hospitals are responding to unprecedented change as well as advancing toward the ultimate goal of higher quality care at lower cost.”


Jefferson Community Health Center is a 17-bed Critical Access Hospital which serves Jefferson County and the surrounding counties. JCHC offers acute, outpatient, emergency, obstetric, swing bed and long-term care; therapy and rehabilitation services; home health care; an attached community wellness center; and a variety of community education.


“We have been serving our community since 1963 and continue to strive to be our community’s most trusted partner for a lifetime of care,” Jurgens said.

About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage is a leading advisory and business analytic services company applying Accelerated Healthcare Transformation™ and the VantagePoints™ platform to drive sustained, evidence-based results. The company’s unique combination of technology, content, and expert advisory services accelerates decision making for the new healthcare. For more visit,