Rumrill appointed to Springfield Hospital Board of Directors; Springfield recognized among Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals



James Rumrill, new Springfield Hospital Board member.

James Rumrill, new Springfield Hospital Board member.

Springfield Hospital recently appointed James Rumrill, of Ludlow, to its board of directors.
“Jim is well-known to residents throughout our service area, has a long history of community involvement, and brings strong local perspective to our board,” said Lori Muse, Springfield Hospital Board chairwoman. “We are pleased that he is joining our Board of Directors.”

Rumrill has worked for Cota & Cota since 1986 and currently serves as branch manager in Ludlow. A long-time resident of Bellows Falls, he is a graduate of Bellows Falls Union High School. He is past president of the Ludlow Rotary Club and currently serves on its board of directors.

Other local community involvement includes Inbound Coordinator for Rotary District 7870’s International Student Exchange Program, board member for the River Valley Technical Center, president of the Black River Booster Club and volunteer for Ludlow QUEST.

“I am excited to be a part of the Springfield Hospital Board of Directors because the hospital and it’s affiliated offices play a major role in our communities, obviously by treating and educating our patients with outstanding medical care, but also by being active participants in our communities,” said Rumrill.

Rumrill lives in Ludlow, with his wife, Patty, and two children.

Springfield recognized among Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

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Springfield Hospital was recently named one of the iVantage HEALTHSTRONG™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. As of February 2014, there were 1,332 Critical Access Hospitals nationwide.

“Springfield Hospital is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our achieving this designation,” said Timothy Ford, president and Chief Executive Officer of Springfield Hospital. “Our health system continues to focus our efforts toward achieving the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim goals of improving population health, enhancing the experience and outcomes of our patients, and reducing cost of care.”

Springfield Hospital scored in the Top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on the iVantage Hospital Strength INDEX™, the industry’s most comprehensive rating of U.S. acute care hospitals and the only one to include the country’s 1,300 CAHs. The results recognize that the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals provide a safety net to communities across rural America – measuring them across 66  performance metrics, including quality, outcomes, patient perspective, affordability, population risk and efficiency. The list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and more information about the study can be found at

“Rural healthcare deserves the same performance analysis as all provider performance. It plays a vital role for communities across America, serving nearly 80 million people. The services provided in rural America are similar to those needed in any major metropolitan area, yet the volumes and economic resources provide little economies of scale … These Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals exhibit a focused concern for their community benefits and needs, regardless of scale, reimbursement and people’s ability to pay,” said John Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics.

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