Three CHI Hospitals Named to Lists of Top Critical Access Hospitals


CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington, Carrington, ND, was named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the nation for 2017. This is the third time since 2014 that CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington has been recognized with the Top 20 distinction.

The Top 20 CAHs scored best among all U.S. critical access hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™. The 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 perspectives, costs, charges and financial stability.

Forty “best practice” designations were also given to facilities that have achieved success in one of two key areas of performance: 1) quality index, or 2) patient perspective index. CHI Health Plainview, Plainview, NE, was named a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Best Practice in Quality; and CHI Health Schuyler, Schuyler, NE, was named a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital.

Advancing Health Care Together
Advancing Health Care Together JUL 18, 2018

We are pleased to share that Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health, based in California, plan to create a new, nonprofit Catholic health system focused on creating healthier communities.

Catholic Health Initiatives Helps Lead Campaign to Create New ICD-10 Codes on Human Trafficking JUL 17, 2018

Catholic Health initiatives helped spearhead an 18-month-long effort to create a diagnostic code that will allow medical professionals to identify victims of human trafficking when they arrive at facilities seeking health care.

Catholic Health Initiatives Provides $5.2 Million for New Grants to Innovative Projects that Build Healthy Communities JUL 16, 2018

Catholic Health Initiatives, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health systems, has awarded new grants totaling $5.2 million this year to innovative programs designed to build healthy communities. In addition, CHI’s Mission and Ministry Fund will provide $4.1 million this year to earlier grantees supported through multi-year funding, including a


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