CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake Hospital in Devils Lake, North Dakota today announced it 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.
We are pleased to be a third time recipient of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. This recognition puts us in the top 7% of all 1,350 critical access hospitals in the country. It further validates our recognition as a 4 star hospital by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Credit for these award goes to the 140 employees make embrace the spirit of the healing ministry established by the Sisters of Mercy over 120 years ago. are proud to be recognized as the healthcare leader in the Lake Region.
Andrew J. Lankowicz Hospital President
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.