By Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services
Chadron, NE, November 16, 2023 – As part of National Rural Health Day, Chadron Community Hospital and Health Services today announced it has been recognized with a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality. Compiled by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (i.e., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and/or Patient Perspective.
“Our Mission is to provide, and support, health care, and community service programs of excellence in the communities we serve. To have a respected third party recognize the focus of our work, and the improvements that are being made, is great. With that, the Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services team continually work to identify services that can be expanded, added, and developed with the goal of exceeding our communities’ expectations in providing access to high quality care.” – Nathan Hough, CEO
The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health around the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.
“Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination, and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities. Rural healthcare truly is mission-driven,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This National Rural Health Day, let us recognize the efforts of this year’s Performance Leadership Award winners and all those driven to deliver high quality care throughout rural communities.”
This is the third straight year Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services has been recognized with this award. Chadron Community Hospital & Health Services was also recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in February 2022. The Chadron Community Hospital administrative team is proud of these achievements, and the on-going hard work and dedication of our staff to provide our community with compassionate, quality care.