NRHA announces top rural community hospitals
Alex T. Olson
The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has named the 20 highest-ranked prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals in the country based on an evaluation by The Chartis Center for Rural Health using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index. These rural community hospitals will be recognized in an awards ceremony during NRHA’s Rural Hospital Innovation Summit May 9 in Atlanta.
The determining factors for the top 20 rural community hospitals were based on eight indices: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial stability.
“NRHA is committed to ensuring our members have the best information to manage their hospitals,” says Brock Slabach, NRHA membership services senior vice president. “We’re pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these rural community hospitals.”
The top 20 rural community hospital winners are:
Ascension St. Joseph Hospital, Tawas City, Mich.
Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital, Stevens Point, Wis.
Avera St. Mary’s Hospital, Pierre, S.D.
Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, Bozeman, Mont.
Brookings Health System, Brookings, S.D.
Cedar City Hospital, Cedar City, Utah
Faith Regional Health Services, Norfolk, Neb.
Guadalupe County Hospital, Santa Rosa, N.M.
Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Wyo.
Logansport Memorial Hospital, Logansport, Ind.
Major Health Partners, Shelbyville, Ind.
Marion General Hospital, Marion, Ind.
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper, Ind.
Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, Maine
Prairie Lakes Healthcare Systems, Watertown, S.D.
Schneck Medical Center, Seymour, Ind.
St. Peter’s Health, Helena, Mont.
Stillwater Medical Center, Stillwater, Okla.
UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center, Steamboat Springs, Colo.
University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center, Ashland, Ohio
NRHA congratulates the facilities listed above and thanks all PPS hospitals for their pursuit of quality rural health care.