Spencer Hospital Earns Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Award for the Ninth Consecutive Year

posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 in General

For the ninth consecutive year, Spencer Hospital is being recognized as Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Spencer Hospital is the only Iowa hospital to have earned this distinction every year since the award was created.

“We have such an incredible team of highly-skilled, deeply caring professionals who are all a valuable part of our medical community. Together, we’re all striving for excellence in patient care and outcomes, and seeking ways to continue to provide quality healthcare close to home for those we serve,” stated Brenda Tiefenthaler, Spencer Hospital president.

“Consistently achieving this level of quality is truly a credit to our healthcare team of our staff, physicians, and our local healthcare leaders who remain dedicated and focused on providing exceptional, cost-effective care,” Tiefenthaler said.

The Chartis Rural Health Performance INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural health performance in the U.S. Top performing hospitals are identified by aggregating hospital-specific data obtained from a variety of public reported sources.

“During an era of profound uncertainty for rural healthcare, the Top 100 rural hospitals continue to provide a unique lens through which we can identify innovation and inspiration for how to deliver high quality care to increasingly vulnerable populations,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Topchik noted, “Amidst uncertainty, transition and strain, these top performers are excelling in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction, and operating at a lower cost than their peers. These groups serve as a benchmark for other rural facilities as they strive to achieve similar results and provide a blueprint for successfully navigating the uncertainty of the new healthcare.” 

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