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Memorial Hospital Honored as a Top 20 Rural Hospital

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Jasper, IN – In May, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center was recognized at an awards ceremony by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) as a top 20 rural community hospital. Memorial Hospital was one of only two hospitals in Indiana to receive this recognition.

This ranking included prospective payment system (PPS) hospitals across the country and was based on an evaluation conducted by The Chartis Center for Rural Health using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The determining factors for the top 20 rural community hospitals were based on eight indices: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial stability.

“NRHA is committed to ensuring our members have the best information to manage their hospitals,” said Brock Slabeth, NRHA membership services senior vice president. “And we’re pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these rural community hospitals.”

The 2018 top 20 rural community hospital winners, in alphabetical order, are: Avera Queen of Peace Hospital, Mitchell, South Dakota; Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen, South Dakota; Avera St. Mary’s Hospital, Pierre, South Dakota; Baxter Regional Medical Center, Mountain Home, Arkansas; Bozeman Health, Bozeman, Montana; Castleview Hospital, Price, Utah; Cedar City Hospital, Cedar City, Utah; Central Vermont Medical Center, Berlin, Vermont; Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital, Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan; Davis Medical Center, Elkins, West Virginia; Faith Regional Health Services, Norfolk, Nebraska; Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Wyoming; Major Health Partners, Shelbyville, Indiana; Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper, Indiana; MedMichigan Medical Center – Alpena, Alpena, Michigan; Northern Maine Medical Center, Fort Kent, Maine; Olympic Medical Center, Port Angeles, Washington; Prairie Lakes Healthcare Systems, Watertown, South Dakota; Sheridan Memorial Hospital, Sheridan, Wyoming; and St. Peter’s Hospital, Helena, Montana. 

About NRHA The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

About The Chartis Group, The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the health care industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children's hospitals, and health care service organizations achieve transformative results. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities. Learn more at

About iVantage Health Analytics-Based in Newton, Massachusetts, iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage) is a leading provider of performance management, strategic market planning, cost-reduction, and benchmarking solutions for hospitals and health care systems. Health system and hospital leadership teams across the country rely on the company’s software and services to help them to stay ahead of the curve and achieve or maintain their status as high-performing organizations. iVantage analytics and tools are the basis of continuing investment, thought leadership, and insight in the areas of health care policy and research. In 2015, iVantage was acquired by The Chartis Group, a national advisory services firm dedicated to the health care industry. Learn more at