Kane County Hospital has been named a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

In November 2019, The Chartis Center and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) also recognized Kane County Hospital for overall excellence in patient outcomes.

The Performance Leadership Awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the United States in Quality, Outcomes or Patient Perspective. These annual awards honoring rural hospital performance are determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2020.

Based entirely on publicly available data, the Hospital Strength 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: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge and financial stability.

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally.

“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, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, as well as the INDEX methodology, is found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.