Phelps Memorial Health Center, Holdrege, was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for the 6th consecutive year.
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™.
“This achievement validates that Team Phelps members are dedicated to the best outcomes for our patients each and every day while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said Mark Harrel, Chief Executive Officer, Phelps Memorial Health Center.
“Being recognized for the 6th consecutive year is a testament to the tremendous work and dedication shown by our team,” he said.
“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 high points 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.