North Country Hospital named a top-100 critical access hospital

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North Country Hospital (NCH) was recently named one of the “Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals” in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This is the second year the hospital has received this recognition.

“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best healthcare possible to our community, while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said NCH President and CEO Claudio Fort.

The ranking comes from iVantage Health Analytics’ hospital strength index. This index is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance, and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts, and legislative initiatives. The list of the “Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals” can be found at

The “Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals” play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America — and the index measures these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: inpatient share ranking, outpatient share ranking, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, and financial stability.

“The staff’s dedication here at North Country Hospital is really what makes this achievable,” added Mr. Fort. “We are honored to have received this accolade last year and then again for 2018.” — from North Country Hospital.

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