Cass Health Recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital 

February 21, 2023

Cass Health announced today it has been recognized as a 2023 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™. 

“This award is a highlight of our year. We set this as one of the goals that we strive to achieve because we truly want to be the very best hospital possible for our patients, staff, and community. We are honored to be named to this list yet again, and we hope to hear later this spring that we’ve also made it into the top 20 for the third year in a row,” said Cass Health CEO Brett Altman. 

“Across the nation, top 100 rural providers continue to serve as a source of inspiration for hospital leadership teams and staff working diligently every day to improve the delivery of care within their local communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “The list of award winners in each category is as geographically diverse as we’ve seen in some time, which is wonderful to see. We’re thrilled to be able to honor the outstanding efforts of these top performing rural hospitals.” 

Now in its 13th year, the INDEX has established itself as the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging publicly available data, the INDEX is trusted by rural hospitals, health systems with rural affiliates, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.