St. Alexius Medical Center Receives Community Value Recognition

St. Alexius Medical Center is proud to announce its recognition as a Community Value Five Star Hospital and a Community Value 100 Hospital. These designations are conferred by Cleverley + Associates, a data and consulting services firm, specialized in custom data analysis, and reporting for the healthcare industry.  Cleverly + Associates uses the Community Value Index to determine the degree of value a hospital provides to the community.

A hospital receives the Community Value Five Star designation when it scores in the top 20 percent of Community Value Index ranked hospitals. The top 20 percent are then categorized into five different groups based on teaching status.  The top 20 hospitals in each category are then eligible to receive further recognition as a Community Value 100 hospital.  Gary P. Miller, St. Alexius’ President and CEO commented on the award, “This is a great tool to help us gauge our ability to provide each of our patients with the care they desire.  It is also a competent means by which we can compare our service level with our fellow health care providers.”

The conferral of these recognitions upon St. Alexius Medical Center distinguishes the hospital as an institution that strives to provide value to its community.  St. Alexius has demonstrated its financial viability and its capability to reinvest in the facility.  Additionally, St. Alexius is able to maintain a low-cost structure, while providing reasonable charges and high quality care to its patients.

As the health care industry is rapidly changing, it is important for the community to understand how their medical facilities are adapting to the changing environment.  Analysis programs, such as the Community Value Index program, offer an opportunity for hospitals to analyze their business plans and the care that is offered to their patients.