April 2013

CHI Critical Access Hospitals Among the Best


Four CHI hospitals are among the nation’s top-performing critical access hospitals, according to the Hospital Strength Index compiled by iVantage Health Analytics:

Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital, Missouri Valley, IA

Mercy Medical Center, Williston, ND

St. Joseph’s Area Health Services, Park Rapids, MN

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center, Dickinson, ND

iVantage found that the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals perform as well or better at the median overall than the full census of all U.S. general acute care hospitals; are disproportionately located in the northern half of the U.S.; and are equally divided in terms of organizational structure, with 52% independent and 48% affiliated with a larger system.