March 2nd, 2023 – Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics in Litchfield, MN today announced it has been recognized as a 2023 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™.
“It is a honor for Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics to receive Chartis Top 100 Critical Access Hospital for the second year in a row. It shows the dedication our providers and staff have in delivering high-quality health care to the communities we serve. This recognition is a true reflection of all our staff and providers, and all the credit needs to go to them ” said Kurt Waldbillig, CEO of Meeker Memorial Hospital & Clinics.
“Across the nation, top 100 rural providers continue to serve as a source of inspiration for hospital leadership teams and staff working diligently every day to improve the delivery of care within their local communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “The list of award winners in each category is as geographically diverse as we’ve seen in some time, which is wonderful to see. We’re thrilled to be able to honor the outstanding efforts of these top performing rural hospitals.”
Now in its 13th year, the INDEX has established itself as the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging publicly available data, the INDEX is trusted by rural hospitals, health systems with rural affiliates, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.