GHS Named a Community Value Index® Five-Star Hospital


GHS Named a Community Value Index® Five-Star Hospital


OXFORD, NC (September 4, 2009) – Granville Health System (GHS) was recently named to the Community Value Index® Five-Star hospitals list. The Community Value Index (CVI) ranking measures the financial value hospitals bring to their service areas and places Granville Health System within the top 20% of hospitals in the United States in providing financial value to the communities they serve.


CVI contains three core areas of evaluation: financial viability and plant reinvestment, cost structure, and charge structure. Measurement in these areas suggests that hospitals operating with a high degree of community value are those that have low costs, low charges, and use financial resources efficiently for reinvesting back into the provision of health care at the facility. Each area contains metrics that compare a hospital's performance to an appropriate peer group. The combined performance in each area is the Community Value Index score.


Reinvesting back into the community has been a focus of the health system as it moves forward with the $21 million GHS Expansion Plan. “Our Board of Trustees has positioned us well,” said L. Lee Isley, GHS Chief Executive Officer. “By reinvesting in our community, through the expansion plan, we are ensuring that Granville Health System continues to deliver the highest quality care and customer service to our residents, where they work and live.”


According to the study, Five-Star hospitals are financially viable and a valuable community asset. Hospitals must also reinvest back into the facility to provide for current and emerging health needs in the community. Appropriately combining these concepts enhances a hospital's value to the community. Also, Five-Star hospitals keep costs low to allow for lower costs for area residents and third-party payers. Last, Five-Star hospitals strive for pricing that is reasonable and competitive with peer facilities.


“We have practiced good financial stewardship,” said Bruce Brooks, GHS Chief Financial Officer. “Our health system has built a strong platform for growth and developed a financially viable plan for expansion and community investment.”


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