Riverwood Healthcare makes Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list

Riverwood Healthcare Center has been recognized as a 2023 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital for the sixth time in 12 years. 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™.

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.

“This is a distinguished honor for Riverwood,” said Ken Westman, Riverwood CEO. “We are proud of the efforts of our providers and entire Riverwood team who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation. With a strong commitment to healthcare excellence and a state-of-the-art surgery expansion on the horizon, we are well positioned to deliver a high-quality patient experience here well into the future.”

Michael Topchik, national leader of the Chartis Center for Rural Health, commented on hospital rankings: “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. 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.”

See the full ranking of critical access hospitals across the United Sates included in this ranking.