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W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital Receives Performance Leadership Award for Patient Perspective from Chartis Center for Rural Health

Lockney, Texas, December 2022 - As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration, W.J. Mangold Memorial Hospital was recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Patient Perspective. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.

"This award is confirmation of the hard work and excellent service provided by our physicians, advance practice providers and staff", stated Vince DiFranco Hospital CEO. "This national recognition is a reflection of the data gathered from our patient surveys and we are proud to be the one of 18 hospitals in Texas and the only hospital in our area to receive this award."

The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™, the industry's most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is trusted and relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

"Although the last two years have placed unprecedented pressure on the rural health safety net, the dedication to serving the community that we're so accustomed to seeing from rural hospitals across the country hasn't wavered," said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. "Let us celebrate the power of rural on National Rural Health Day and honor the facilities working tirelessly to provide access to high quality healthcare services to their communities."

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For more details about The Chartis Center for Rural Health and the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX, contact Billy Balfour at