Cass County Memorial Hospital Named a 2018 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

February 7, 2018

For Immediate Release


Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa was just named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.


“This is the second year in a row that we have received this recognition, and it is a tribute to the outstanding work our employees do every day to create a superior experience for our patients,” said Brett Altman, CEO. “We are very proud of this accomplishment, which achieves one of our overarching goals for 2018.”


Cass County Memorial Hospital scored in the top 100 of Critical Access Hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals can be found at


The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective, and Financial Stability.


“The Hospital Strength INDEX provides a true benchmark for helping rural providers to better understand performance levels and identify areas of improvement. When we look across the spectrum of rural-relevant INDEX indicators, the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals are establishing a new standard for how to deliver higher quality care to their communities despite an unpredictable healthcare environment.”