Guthrie County Hospital Named a 2018 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

 Guthrie County Hospital in Guthrie Center, Iowa was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best healthcare possible to our community, while maintaining an efficient and effective facility. I am very proud of the Guthrie County Hospital employees’ compassion, integrity and commitment to GCH and the community. This award recognizes their top-notch service which they strive to deliver every day, with every patient, to provide the best care,” said Patrick Peters, CEO of Guthrie County Hospital.

Guthrie County Hospital scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.

The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective, and Financial Stability.

“The Hospital Strength INDEX provides a true benchmark for helping rural providers to better understand performance levels and identify areas of improvement. When we look across the spectrum of rural-relevant INDEX indicators, the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals are establishing a new standard for how to deliver higher quality care to their communities despite an unpredictable healthcare environment,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Guthrie County Hospital is dedicated to meeting the healthcare needs of our community through personalized treatment and nurturing care that allows our patients to recover close to home.

In the healthcare industry, knowing your patients and making sure you have the care and services they want becomes imperative. Guthrie County Hospital has acquired a reputation for delivering dynamic strategies that have impacted the availability of healthcare in the area. We continually assess the needs of our community to develop a strategic approach to providing these needs as the state of healthcare changes.

About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the healthcare industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children’s hospitals and healthcare service organizations achieve transformative results. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities. Learn more at Chartisrural.com.