Loring Hospital

Loring Hospital Named Top 100 Critical Access Hospital 6th Year in a Row

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For the sixth year in a row, Loring Hospital in Sac City has been named a 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.  

This annual award honoring rural hospital performance throughout the nation is determined by the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX, which, over the course of the last 12 years, has established itself as 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.

“Despite unprecedented adversity, rural providers continue to display resiliency and a steadfast commitment to their communities,” said Michael Topchik, national leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Honoring the Top 100 is one of the highpoints of our year. We are delighted to recognize the exceptional performance and innovation of this year’s recipients, particularly in light of the extraordinary challenges facing America’s rural health safety net.”

There are over 1,300 critical access hospitals in the nation, and Loring Hospital was one of 19 critical access hospitals in Iowa to receive the designation. A comprehensive list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals/.