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DCH Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

DCH Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

February 17, 2020

Dickinson County Healthcare System (DCH) in Iron Mountain, MI today announced it has been named a 2020 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020.


The only UP hospital to make the list, DCH is very proud to be recognized for the recent award. “Receiving the top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Award from iVantage is a great honor and it is a testament to the hard work of our organization” says Chuck Nelson, DCH President and CEO. “The award further enforces the DCH commitment to make the patients’ health needs our top priority across our many service areas and to drive performance to the next level.”
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. Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all Rural & Community Hospitals nationally.


“The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital award program reminds us that rural providers haven’t lost touch with their mission and are committed to delivering better quality, better outcomes and better patient satisfaction. It’s a pleasure to be able to not only recognize this year’s recipients, but our larger group of top 100 alumni as we celebrate 10 years of The Hospital Strength INDEX,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.