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Published on March 12, 2021

Avera Facilities Honored Among Top Hospitals

Several Avera hospitals are listed among the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals and Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States.

The Chartis Center for Rural Health evaluates hospitals nationwide. Avera facilities named among the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals include:

Avera facilities named among the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals include:

“Avera is proud that several of our facilities have repeatedly been named top rural hospitals. The hard work of Avera professionals, especially during the challenges of a historic pandemic, is recognized by this honor,” said Bob Sutton, Avera President and CEO. “The teams that work in each facility put the needs of the community before their own, knowing so many people depend on their local hospital for care.”

This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®.

Based entirely on publicly available data, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Utilizing 50 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses performance across eight pillars of performance that span market-, value- and finance-based categories. The INDEX eight pillars of hospital strength include:

• Inpatient Share Ranking

• Outpatient Share Ranking

• Cost

• Charge

• Quality

• Outcomes

• Patient Perspectives

• Financial Stability

The hospitals that are named to this list are top performers in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers, according to the report.

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