November 17, 2022

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Van Diest Medical Center Receives Performance Leadership Award for Outcomes from Chartis Center for Rural Health

WEBSTER CITY, IA │ As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration, Van Diest Medical Center announced today it has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Outcomes. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.

“To be recognized as a 2022 Performance Leader for excellence in outcomes in the top 75% amongst our peers is an outstanding recognition for Van Diest Medical Center,” shared Lisa Ridge, Chief Executive Officer. “National Rural Health Day showcases the efforts of rural healthcare providers and caregivers, who share a collective community-minded and determined spirit to care for residents who proudly choose rural communities to call home. It is a perfect time to be recognized for our outstanding performance.”     

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 trusted and relied upon 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 several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

“Although the last two years have placed unprecedented pressure on the rural health safety net, the dedication to serving the community that we’re so accustomed to seeing from rural hospitals across the country hasn’t wavered,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Let us celebrate the power of rural on National Rural Health Day (November 17, 2022) and honor the facilities working tirelessly to provide access to high quality healthcare services to their communities.”

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