St. Anthony Regional Hospital Honored as a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

This is the third consecutive year that St. Anthony has been named to this elite list.

posted on 3/8/2021 in Press Releases

St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll announced it has been Top 100recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®. This is the third consecutive year that St. Anthony has been named to this elite list.

"It's gratifying to be recognized for the outstanding work that our staff performs each and every day. We are very honored to be included in this list," said Edward Smith, President and CEO of St. Anthony Regional Hospital. “Throughout the pandemic and its challenges, exceptional care continued to be provided for our patients.”

“The Top 100 program continues to illuminate strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be able to spotlight the efforts of these facilities through the INDEX framework.”

Over the course of the last 11 years, the INDEX has grown to become the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on public data and utilizing 36 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses rural hospitals across eight pillars of performance, including market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. The INDEX framework is widely used across the nation by independent rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints and state offices of rural health, which provide access to INDEX analytics through grant-funded initiatives.


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