Bridgton Hospital Named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital list

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) recently named Bridgton Hospital a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital (CAH) in Quality performance. Bridgton Hospital scored best among critical access hospitals based on iVantage Health Analytics' Hospital Strength Index for Quality and is ranked in the Top 20 out of 1,300+ rural and Critical Access Hospitals throughout the United States.

"We are proud of the efforts and dedication from our providers and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation," said President and CEO, David Frum. "Our results as a top 20 Critical Access Hospital in quality performance means our community can count on us to deliver high quality care, close to home now and in the future."

The determining factors for the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) were based on 9 indices of strength including inpatient market share, outpatient market share, population risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, and financial stability. For Quality, iVantage rated hospital performance based on the percentile rank across the five categories of Hospital Compare Process of Care measures.

"NRHA is committed to ensuring our members have the best information to manage their hospitals," said Brock Slabach, NRHA membership services senior vice president. "And we're pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these rural hospitals."

An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA's Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Mo.

About the National Rural Health Association
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing 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