JRMC named a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in US
For the first time in history, the National Rural Health Association named Jamestown Regional Medical Center one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the country.
The National Rural Health Association determines Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength Index and its eight indices of performance: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, cost, charge and financial stability. This elite group of hospitals was selected from The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2020 Top 100 CAH list, which was released in February.
JRMC has received the Top 100 designation every year since 2014.
“There’s a reason we’re a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in the country, and that reason is our team of #DifferenceMakers,” said Mike Delfs, JRMC president and CEO. “Now, more than ever, they are demonstrating how they are the difference in the lives of those we serve.”
Across the United States, more than 1,300 hospitals qualify as a Critical Access Hospital (CHA), a designation Congress created in 1997 to improve health care access in rural areas. JRMC has maintained its critical access designation since 2009.
JRMC works to exceed industry standards and one example of that is exceptional patient care, Delfs said.
“Not every rural hospital can offer specialty care like urology, orthopedics, podiatry, ear, nose and throat advanced wound care, and now cancer care, however, we do," he said. "We are committed to continuing to offer legendary care to this community.”
Learn more about JRMC at www.jrmcnd.com.
The National Rural Health Association is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. The Chartis Group provides advisory services and analytics to the health care industry.