Cass County Memorial Hospital Recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

February 19, 2020

Cass County Memorial Hospital in Atlantic, Iowa announced today 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.

“Our vision is to be the best rural hospital in America for patients to receive care, employees to work, and physicians to practice. We don’t just say that because it sounds good – we say that because we truly mean it. It’s ingrained in all of us to dedicate ourselves to the care that we provide to every patient, every time. We’re honored to once again receive this award, which validates that we’re moving in the right direction for everyone that we’re blessed to serve,” said Brett Altman, CEO of Cass County Health System.

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.