Knoxville Hospital & Clinics Honored by the Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

KNOXVILLE, IA – Knoxville Hospital & Clinics (KHC) today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital – a distinction the organization has received for the second year in a row. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®.

“I couldn’t be more proud of our staff who have shown their resilience, adaptability, and commitment to protect our community throughout a global pandemic. This recognition, along with our Best of Red Rock Awards for Hospitality and Best Place to Work, are a tribute to our entire team of compassionate experts,” said KHC CEO Kevin Kincaid.

“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.

Review the list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals.

Knoxville Hospital & Clinics is a non-profit community hospital serving Marion County and the surrounding area. Named a “Top 100 Critical Access Hospital” and Voted as Best of Red Rock Area’s “Best Place to Work” and “Best Hospitality”, KHC’s highly skilled medical staff and specialists provide personal, compassionate and innovative quality health care to patients. For more information regarding this release and other happenings at Knoxville Hospital & Clinics, call the Public Relations office at (641) 842-1485.