Clarke County Hospital in Osceola, IA, today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®.

“We are honored that the hard work, dedication, and quality of service in providing health care to our community has been recognized by being named as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States “ said Brian Evans. “We aspire to our mission of delivering excellent, compassionate, and personalized health care to the people of south central Iowa.”

“The Top 100 program continues to illuminate strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Over the course of the last 11 years, the Hospital Strength INDEX has grown to become 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.

Clarke County Hospital has previously been named as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in 2014, 2015, 2016.