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Greater Regional Health Receives Performance Leadership Awards for Quality and Patient Perspectives

As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration, Greater Regional Health would like to announce it has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality and Patient Perspectives. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.


“Congratulations to our compassionate staff for receiving not one, but two Leadership Awards. Our focus on Quality and Patient Experience is what delivers the results to earn two awards in excellence from Chartis Center for Rural Health. These awards also complement our achievement as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in 2022. With that said, our employees with their dedication, resilience and knowledge allow us to deliver the high-quality care our patients of southwest Iowa expect and deserve,” stated Monte Neitzel, Chief Executive Officer of Greater Regional Health.


The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance Index™, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is trusted and relied upon by rural hospitals health systems with rural footprints, hospital association and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.


“Although the last two years have placed unprecedented pressure on the rural health safety net, the dedication to serving the community that we’re so accustomed to seeing from rural hospitals across the country hasn’t wavered,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Let us celebrate the power of rural on National Rural Health Day and honor the facilities working tirelessly to provide access to high quality healthcare services to their communities.”