Sault Ste. Marie, MI – War Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals for 2021 by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®. Only 8 community hospitals in Michigan were ranked in the top 100.
This recognition sets apart hospitals that continue to grow and lead the way. “This award recognizes our hospital’s entire team” says War Memorial Hospital President & CEO, David Jahn. “Our goal is to provide the highest quality care, in the safest environment possible and to provide a patient experience that is second to none. Our employees have worked hard through the pandemic. To be named one of the Top 100 Rural Hospitals in the U.S. is a reflection of their hard work.”
“The Top 100 program continues to illuminate strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be able to spotlight the efforts of these facilities through the INDEX framework.”
Over the course of the last 11 years, the INDEX has grown to become the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on public data and utilizing 36 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses rural hospitals across eight pillars of performance, including market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. The INDEX framework is widely used across the nation by independent rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints and state offices of rural health, which provide access to INDEX analytics through grant-funded initiatives.
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