Decatur County Hospital Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health  as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Decatur County Hospital 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.

“As a hospital, we underwent a significant amount of change and growth in 2019.  Each and every one of our staff and employees, through their involvement, commitment, and dedication to this organization, our patients, and the community we serve, are directly responsible for this accolade,” said Mike Johnston, DCH CEO.

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.

The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals as well as the INDEX methodology can be found at

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