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Memorial Hospital Honored as a Top 20 Rural Hospital

Jasper, IN –Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center was named a top 20 rural community hospital by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). 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 efficiency.

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

The 2020 top 20 rural community hospital winners, in alphabetical order, are: AdventHealth Ottawa, Ottawa, Kansas; Ascension St. John Jane Phillips, Bartlesville, Oklahoma; Aurora Medical Center of Manitowoc County, Two Rivers, Wisconsin; Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, Yankton, South Dakota; Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen, South Dakota; Avera St. Mary’s Hospital, Pierre, South Dakota; Brookings Health System, Brookings, South Dakota; Castleview Hospital, Price, Utah; Cedar City Hospital, Cedar City, Utah; Columbus Community Hospital, Columbus, Nebraska; Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers; Bryan, Ohio; Guadalupe County Hospital; Santa Rosa, New Mexico; Major Health Partners; Shelbyville, Indiana; Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center, Jasper, Indiana; Prairie Lakes Healthcare System, Watertown, South Dakota; Pratt Regional Medical Center, Pratt, Kansas; Sevier Valley Hospital, Richfield, Utah; Stillwater Medical Center, Stillwater, Oklahoma; University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, Easton, Maryland; and Willamette Valley Medical Center, McMinnville, Oregon.

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 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. Chartis has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, and San Francisco. For more information, visit

About iVantage Health Analytics iVantage Health Analytics, through proprietary analytics and modeling, helps health care organizations evaluate performance, identify opportunities for improvement, and manage success. iVantage’s solutions are designed to be foundational utilities for health systems, community hospitals, rural providers, and independent medical groups to manage their strategic, financial, operational, and clinical performance. In 2015, iVantage was acquired by the Chartis Group. For more information, visit