February 24, 2023

Hills & Dales Healthcare Recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

Hills & Dales Healthcare has been recognized as a 2023 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital and was the ONLY critical access hospital nominated in Michigan. 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 is an incredible accomplishment for Hills and Dales. Chartis recognizes hospitals based on their overall clinical quality, cost, and patient care outcomes,” said Andy Daniels, CEO. Andy added, “What a way to celebrate our staff and their great work by receiving this acknowledgment and being the only Critical Access Hospital in Michigan to be named in the Top 100.”

“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.

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