Continuing the Legacy of Award Wining Health Care

Continuing the Legacy of Award Wining Health Care

Memorial Hospital has been recognized for the 5th year in a row by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in the United States. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics. 

Memorial Hospital’s, Roger Reamer, CEO commended the team for this accomplishment. “It is an honor that Memorial Hospital is recognized in this select group of 2019 recipients and to receive this award five times consecutively. The dedication and commitment of all of our staff are greatly appreciated and extremely important in our quest to meeting our mission. We appreciate the loyalty and confidence of our staff and communities. Without this loyalty and confidence, we could not achieve the success we have. Our communities’ health and wellness continue to be our primary focus,” Reamer stated.

Currently, there are 1,348 Critical Access Hospitals in the nation, with 64 in Nebraska.  There are 8 other Nebraska hospitals to reach the Top 100, Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior, Community Medical Center in Falls City, Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul, Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury, Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh, Pender Community Hospital in Pender, Phelps Memorial Health Center in Holdrege and Providence Medical Center in Wayne. 

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the INDEX leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Share, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is pulled from publicly-available data sources.  

“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance.”

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Resources:

The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, as well as the 2019 INDEX methodology, can be found at