Loring Hospital

Loring Hospital Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital 4th Year in a Row

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For the fourth year in a row, Loring Hospital in Sac City has been named a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The designation is considered one of the most significant indicators of performance excellence in the rural healthcare industry.     

“The saying that good things come in small packages could not be truer in regard to Loring Hospital,” said Stacy Johnson, Loring Hospital’s chief executive officer and chief financial officer. “Loring is not the largest hospital, but we are able to provide quality patient care with small town kindness.”  

This annual award honoring rural hospital performance throughout the United States is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020.  

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. Loring was one of 14 hospitals in Iowa to receive the designation.  

“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 of the The Chartis Center for Rural Health.  

A comprehensive list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals as well as the INDEX methodology can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.