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Logan Health—Whitefish has been identified as one of the Top 20 critical access hospitals in the United States. The Top 20 scored best among critical access hospitals based on the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™ compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This award is presented by the National Rural Health Association, and the slate of winners is a subset (the top-ranking 20) from Chartis’s list of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, which was released earlier this year.

“We are extremely honored by this recognition of our commitment to patient care and serving our rural communities as a Critical Access Hospital,” said Kevin Abel, President Logan Health – Whitefish. “This distinction demonstrates the quality care that our caregivers provide to patients every day across the service area. It reaffirms that Logan Health—Whitefish continues to fulfill our mission to be the center of healing for our communities. I’m incredibly proud of our teams.”

The top 20 critical access hospitals have achieved success in overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and finance. This group was selected from the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list, which was released earlier this year.

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospital best practice recipients have achieved success in one of two key areas of performance:

  • Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across rural-relevant process of care measures.
  • Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across all 10 HCAHPS domains.

About Logan Health – Whitefish
Logan Health – Whitefish is a 501(c) (3), non-profit community Critical Access Hospital located in scenic Whitefish, Montana. Logan Health – Whitefish was the first hospital in Montana to be affiliated with Planetree International, a non-profit organization that provides education and information in a collaborative community of healthcare organizations, facilitating efforts to create person centered care in healing environments. The hospital and its outreach clinics serve Flathead and Lincoln counties.

About NRHA
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. NRHA’s membership is made up of diverse individuals and organizations from across the country, 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 unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, health analytics, informatics and technology, digital and emerging technologies, clinical quality and operations, and strategic communications, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children’s hospitals, and health care service organizations achieve transformative results and build a healthier world. For more information, visit www.chartis.com.