DAISY & Sunshine Award

Want to say thank you to a nurse or CNA? Nominate an extraordinary nurse or CNA for the DAISY & Sunshine Award. For more information on the DAISY & Sunshine programs, please see the below brochures.

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Guthrie County Hospital Named a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Guthrie County Hospital in Guthrie Center, Iowa 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.

“Guthrie County Hospital has once again made The Top 100 Critical Access Top Hospital 2020 Award from The CHARTIS Group! (Guthrie County Hospital was first awarded the recognition in 2018) This award is based upon data submitted by all critical access hospitals in the United States. Financial data, quality data and market share are all evaluated objectively and “graded” out. The closest thing I can equate it to in everyday life would be like making the honor roll or being on the dean’s list. This recognition is not the result of winning a popularity contest; it is based upon objective data which reveals that your local hospital is a cut above other hospitals of our size throughout the United States. Finally, this result does not happen by accident, it occurs because of the dedicated staff and providers that put forth an effort to ensure that our community is truly receiving the best in healthcare service,” stated Patrick Peters, CEO of Guthrie County Hospital.

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.

Top 100 Hospital Resources:
The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals as well as the 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 Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at wbalfour@chartis.com.