Community Medical Center named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals list

Press release provided by CMC

Community Medical Center in Falls City was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for 2018 in the country.

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Community Medical Center, scored best among critical access hospitals as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Mo. There are over 1300 critical access hospitals nationally.

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospital recipients are those hospitals who have achieved success in the overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, cost, charge and financial stability.

This group was selected from The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2018 Top 100 CAH list, which was released earlier this year.

“Community Medical Center is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Ryan Larsen, CEO. “Our results as one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future. Our focus is on our patients and communities. I am proud of the exceptional work contributions our staff and physician make each day, and I am pleased to see their efforts recognized in such a prestigious way.”

Community Medical Center has been serving the residents of Richardson County and the surrounding areas since the early 1900’s. CMC has been rated a 4 or 5-Star facility in every CMS report and has been named to the Top 100 CAH list each of the past two years.

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