LA GRANDE – Grande Ronde Hospital (GRH) has earned the recognition and been honored as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital (CAH). GRH is one of only three of Oregon’s 25 CAHs to make the 2021 list. In addition, as there are a total of 1,350 CAHs in the nation, this places GRH in the top 7.4 percent of performance when compared to peers across the country. This is the fifth time that GRH has been honored with this award since receiving it the first time in 2011.
“We are so completely honored to make the Top 100 for 2021,” said Jeremy Davis, GRH CEO and President. “Our providers and staff have been tremendous advocates and it takes a lot of consistent hard work day in and day out to earn this distinction once again. I am honored to work with a dedicated team of 750 people who understand that a strong and independent healthcare system is crucial to sustaining the quality of life we all enjoy in our small community. An honor like this, when so many of our nation’s small and rural hospitals are closing, underscores the importance of our continued strength and support. This is something our entire community can celebrate.”
Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH), this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®.
“The Top 100 program continues to illuminate strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities. We are delighted to be able to spotlight the efforts of these facilities through the INDEX® framework,” said Michael Topchik, CCRH.
Over the course of the past 11 years, the INDEX® has grown to become the industry’s most comprehensiveand 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.