LewisGale Hospital Pulaski Receives National Recognition for Quality

Hospital is just one of three recognized in Virginia

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is being recognized for the second year in a row as a Top Hospital for Quality by the Chartis Center for Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is one of just three hospitals in Virginia receiving the designation.

“Our recognition for overall excellence in the quality category places us in the top quartile among all rural hospitals in the nation, and reflects our ongoing commitment to providing safe, high-quality healthcare to each and every one of our patients,” says Sean Pressman, CEO of LewisGale Hospital Pulaski.

The Performance Leadership awards are determined each year using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging data from public sources, the INDEX aggregates data from 50 rural-relevant metrics across eight pillars to derive a single overall percentile rating for all Critical Access Hospitals and Rural & Community Hospitals. The Performance Leadership awards spotlight top performance in the areas of Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.

“We’re thrilled to partner with NOSORH on this program and commend this year’s recipients who are working diligently to provide quality care within their communities,” explains Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

About LewisGale Hospital Pulaski

LewisGale Hospital Pulaski is part of LewisGale Regional Health System which has 44 HCA-owned patient care facilities including 4 hospitals, 1 standalone ER, 2 regional cancer centers and affiliations with both employed and independent physicians. With 2,500 employees, its annual payroll is $236 million. The system also paid $36 million in taxes and provided more than $73 million in uncompensated care to those most in need in 2018 alone. LewisGale is also part of HCA Virginia, the largest and most comprehensive healthcare provider in the Commonwealth with nearly 15,000 employees. For more information, see www.lewisgale.com


The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in 1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health in their efforts to improve access to, and the quality of, health care for America’s 61 million rural citizens. NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORHs to do this by supporting the development of state and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural communities.