St. Anthony Regional Hospital Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

St. Anthony Regional Hospital announced today it has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Rural and Community Top 100 Hospital

posted on 2/26/2019 in Press Release

CARROLL, IOWA -- St. Anthony Regional Hospital announced today it has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.

"We do things differently at St. Anthony and 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.

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the INDEX leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength, including Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Chare, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability, to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly-available data sources.

“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance.”

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Resources

The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, as well as the 2019 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 2019 Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at wbalfour@ivantagehealth.com.

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