Columbus Community Hospital has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, a leading provider of comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the health care industry.
The Chartis Center for Rural Health's annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is regarded as one of the industry's most significant designations of performance excellence.
"We are so honored to have received this recognition," said Mike Hansen, president and CEO at CCH. "It's a testament to our physicians’, staff’s and volunteers' hard work and dedication and proof of our hospital's commitment to providing high-quality patient care."
The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based on the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics, which uses 50 rural-relevant indicators to measure a hospital’s strength in the areas of:
Each of the index’s 50 indicators is taken from publicly available data sources, and these indicators are combined to give hospitals an overall score.
Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. CCH is one of only two Nebraska facilities to be recognized.
According to The Chartis Center for Rural Health, Top 100 facilities are examples of how hospitals can successfully manage risk, offer higher quality care, increase patient satisfaction and secure better outcomes, all while operating at a lower cost than other facilities.