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Pipestone County Medical Center in Pipestone, MN, today announced it has been named a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®.

“PCMC is proud to receive this recognition,” said Bradley Burris, CEO of Pipestone County Medical Center.  “Our goal has always been to serve the needs of our customers and patients with compassionate, quality care.  It means a lot to us to be recognized in this way, and we are thankful to The Chartis Center for Rural Health for rewarding us with this honor,” he added.

“The Top 100 program continues to illuminate strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be able to spotlight the efforts of these facilities through the INDEX framework.”

Over the course of the last 11 years, the INDEX has grown to become the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on public data and utilizing 36 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses rural hospitals across eight pillars of performance, including market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. The INDEX framework is widely used across the nation by independent rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, and state offices of rural health, which provide access to INDEX analytics through grant-funded initiatives.

Top 100 Hospital Resources:

The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, as well as the INDEX methodology, can be found at