Mercy Recognized as Top Rural & Community Hospital

March 25, 2021
Mercy Regional Medical Center recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

The compassionate, quality, whole person care provided by Mercy Regional Medical Center’s incredible caregivers was recognized by the Chartis Center for Rural Health who named Mercy Regional Medical Center as a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital. The 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®. Mercy Regional Medical Center was one of only five Colorado hospitals to receive this recognition. Mercy Regional Medical Center also received this recognition from The Chartis Center for Rural Health in 2019. In addition, Mercy Regional Medical Center was named best Rural-Community Hospital in the United States of America by eMediHealth in 2020.

“This achievement is a testament to the great people of this organization,” said Patrick Sharp, Mercy’ Regional Medical Center's CEO. “The strong dedication of all the associates and health care providers in serving the needs of the people in our surrounding communities and fulfilling our mission is truly outstanding.”

“The Top 100 program continues to illuminate strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be able to spotlight the efforts of these facilities through the INDEX framework.”

Over the course of the last 11 years, the INDEX has grown to become the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on public data and utilizing 36 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses rural hospitals across eight pillars of performance, including market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. The INDEX framework is widely used across the nation by independent rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints and state offices of rural health, which provide access to INDEX analytics through grant-funded initiatives.