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Logan Health Medical Center in Kalispell has been recognized as a 2024 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Chartis’ annual top 100 award program recognizes outstanding performances among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX.

“At Logan Health, we recognize the unique health care challenges faced by those in our rural communities, and our mission is to bridge the gap, ensuring access to high-quality medical care close to home,” says Kevin Abel, president of Logan Health Medical Center. “This acknowledgment reflects the dedication and hard work of our exceptional team of health care professionals who strive every day to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of our patients. We are proud to be among the top 100 rural hospitals and will continue to prioritize innovation and excellence in health care delivery.”

“During an era of profound uncertainty for rural health care, 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 of the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We’re delighted to be able to recognize all this year’s top 100 but especially the more than 40 first-time recipients across both categories. It’s wonderful to see so many new facilities join the ranks of our top 100 alumni.”

Now in its 14 year, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Featuring a methodology utilizing publicly available data, the INDEX is leveraged nationwide by rural hospitals, health systems with rural affiliates, hospital associations, and state offices of rural health to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.


About Logan Health Medical Center

Logan Health Medical Center, the flagship hospital of Logan Health, is a 192-bed acute care regional referral center, offering full spectrum of healthcare services one might only expect of a large metropolitan area. Logan Health Medical Center is especially well known for its programs in cardiovascular care, oncology, neuroscience and spine care, orthopedics, women’s health, surgical care, pediatrics and behavioral health provided by more than 500 physicians and 3,000 employees. Steeped in a rich and rewarding history, Logan Health Medical Center believes in advancing medicine and enhancing care for all the communities and people we serve.