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Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals Announced Wabash General Hospital Named Top 20 for Quality

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Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals Announced Wabash General Hospital Named Top 20 for Quality

Top Critical Access Hospitals Announced - Wabash General Hospital Named Top 20 for Quality

The 20 highest-ranked critical access hospitals (CAHs) in the country, as determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Mo.

The determining factors for the top 20 CAHs are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX and its eight indices of performance: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and finance. This elite group of hospitals was selected from the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2024 top 100 CAH list, which was released earlier this year.

Forty best practice designations were also given to facilities that achieved success in one of two key areas of performance: 1) quality: a rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across rural-relevant process of care measures, and 2) patient perspective: a rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across all 10 HCAHPS domains.

“NRHA is committed to ensuring our members have the best information to manage their hospitals,” says Brock Slabach, NRHA chief operations officer. “We’re pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these rural hospitals.” The list of winners and best practice recipients, in alphabetical order and by category, is included below:


Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh, Neb.
Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller, S.D.
Barrett Hospital & HealthCare in Dillon, Mont.
Beatrice Community Hospital & Health Center in Beatrice, Neb.
Boone County Health Center in Albion, Neb.
Cass Health in Atlantic, Iowa
Central Valley Medical Center - CAH in Nephi, Utah
CHI St Alexius Health Carrington Medical Center in Carrington, N.D.
Cobleskill Regional Hospital in Cobleskill, N.Y.
Floyd Valley Healthcare in Le Mars, Iowa
Hampshire Memorial Hospital in Romney, W.Va.
Jamestown Regional Medical Center in Jamestown, N.D.
Mayo Clinic Health System - Red Cedar in Menomonie, Wis.
Mercy Hospital Paris in Paris, Ark.
Myrtue Medical Center in Harlan, Iowa
Nemaha Valley Community Hospital in Seneca, Kan.
Rice County District Hospital in Lyons, Kan.
Star Valley Health in Afton, Wyo.
War Memorial Hospital in Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
Washington County Hospital in Washington, Iowa


Beaver County Memorial Hospital in Beaver, Okla.
Coteau des Prairies Health Care System Hospital in Sisseton, S.D.
Cox Barton County Hospital in Lamar, Mo.
Grundy County Memorial Hospital in Grundy Center, Iowa
Hopedale Medical Complex in Hopedale, Ill.
Jefferson County Hospital in Waurika, Okla.
Lady of the Sea General Hospital in Cut Off, La.
Mercy Hospital Kingfisher in Kingfisher, Okla.
Mercy Hospital Logan County in Guthrie, Okla.
Mercy Hospital Tishomingo in Tishomingo, Okla.
Mercy Hospital Waldron in Waldron, Ark.
Molokai General Hospital in Kaunakakai, Hawaii
Moore County Hospital District in Dumas, Texas
North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell, Wyo.
Ochsner Stennis Hospital in DeKalb, Miss.
Pembina County Memorial Hospital in Cavalier, N.D
Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital in Kapaa, Hawaii
Tioga Medical Center in Tioga, N.D.
Towner County Medical Center in Cando, N.D.
Wabash General Hospital in Mount Carmel, Ill.


Antelope Memorial Hospital in Neligh, Neb.
Bigfork Valley Hospital in Bigfork, Minn.
Bowdle Hospital - Critical Access Hospital in Bowdle, S.D.
Callaway District Hospital in Callaway, Neb.
CHI Oakes Hospital in Oakes, N.D.
Coleman County Medical Center in Coleman, Texas
Community Memorial Hospital in Burke, S.D.
Edgerton Hospital and Health Services in Edgerton, Wis.
Electra Memorial Hospital in Electra, Texas
Franklin General Hospital in Hampton, Iowa
Garfield Memorial Hospital in Panguitch, Utah
Henderson Health Care in Henderson, Neb.
Hodgeman County Health Center in Jetmore, Kan.
Madison County Memorial Hospital in Winterset, Iowa
Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning, Iowa
Martin County Hospital in Stanton, Texas
Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County in Darlington, Wis.
North Shore Health North Shore Health Grand Marais, Minn. Grand Marais, Minn.
Syracuse Area Health in Syracuse, Neb.
Union General Hospital in Farmerville, La.

About NRHA

NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of rural Americans and provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. NRHA’s membership is made up of diverse individuals and organizations from across the country, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

About Chartis

Chartis is a comprehensive health care advisory firm dedicated to helping clients build a healthier world. Chartis works across the health care continuum with more than 600 clients annually, including providers, payers, health services organizations, technology and retail companies, and investors. Through times of change, challenge, and opportunity, Chartis advises the industry on how to navigate disruption, pursue growth, achieve financial sustainability, unleash technology, improve care models and operations, enhance clinical quality and safety, and advance health equity. The teams convened bring deep industry expertise and industry leading innovation, enabling clients to achieve transformational results and create positive societal impact. For more information, visit