Guthrie County Hospital in Guthrie Center, Iowa announced it has been recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™.

“The hospital’s board, along with administration, are extremely proud of our Guthrie County Hospital’s achievement of this well-earned recognition. What is remarkable about achieving this Top 100 recognition is the fact that the excellent performance occurred while the employees were working through the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic! It is an honor to be working alongside these dedicated professionals on a daily basis. Well done Guthrie County Hospital employees!” stated Patrick Peters, CEO of Guthrie County Hospital.

“Despite unprecedented adversity rural providers continue to display resiliency and a steadfast commitment to their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Honoring the Top 100 is one of the highpoints of our year. We are delighted to recognize the exceptional performance and innovation of this year’s recipients, particularly in light of the extraordinary challenges facing America’s rural health safety net.”

Over the course of the last 12 years, the INDEX has established itself as the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging publicly available data, the INDEX is trusted by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

About Guthrie County Hospital

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.