Wishek Hospital is recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health
as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

2-14-2020 – Wishek Hospital in Wishek, ND today announced it has been named a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020.

Based entirely on publicly available data, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Utilizing 50 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses performance across eight pillars of performance that span market-, value- and finance-based categories. Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally.

 “The Top 100 Critical Access Hospital award program reminds us that rural providers haven’t lost touch with their mission and are committed to delivering better quality, better outcomes and better patient satisfaction. It’s a pleasure to be able to not only recognize this year’s recipients, but our larger group of top 100 alumni as we celebrate 10 years of The Hospital Strength INDEX,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

 Top 100 Hospital Resources:

The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals as well as the INDEX methodology can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals. To learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health or to speak with someone regarding the INDEX and the Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at wbalfour@chartis.com.

 Wishek Hospital is an entity under South Central Health and additional information may be found at our website:    www.schealthnd.com

 

 

Grand Forks, N.D. — Wishek Community Hospital was recognized among the 20 highest ranked Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the nation at the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) Rural Health Clinics and Critical Access Hospital Conference in Kansas City, Missouri, September 20. The determining factors for the top 20 CAHs are based on indicators of strength, including quality of care provided, patient outcomes, and financial stability as determined by iVantage Health Analytics.

Other North Dakota hospitals receiving Top 20 recognition included CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington, Linton Hospital, and Towner County Medical Center in Cando. Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier received the Best Practice Award in the category of quality, and First Care Health Center in Park River received the Best Practice Award in the category of patient satisfaction.

The NRHA is a national nonprofit organization with more than 21,000 members.

The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

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