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Lake Region Healthcare Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

Hospital news | Friday, March 6, 2020

100 Rural & Community Top Hospital 2020[Fergus Falls, MN] - Lake Region Healthcare (LRH) announced today 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 distinction of achieving this rank is a very proud moment for us and the credit goes to the 900+ people who consistently uphold the values and standards of a top performing organization," said interim CEO, Kent Mattson. "It's a direct reflection on the caliber of our staff and medical providers who keep these doors open 24/7, 365 days a year with an unwavering commitment to improving the health of people in our region and providing person-centered care to every patient and family member who needs our help," he said.

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. Lake Region Healthcare has been ranked in the top 100 four out of the ten years the INDEX has been published.

Top 100 Hospital Resources

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

To learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health or to speak with someone regarding the INDEX and the Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at

About Lake Region Healthcare

Lake Region Healthcare is living out its vision to be Minnesota's preeminent regional healthcare partner. With over 80 Medical Staff and over 900 employees, its team is dedicated to serving its patients and community with integrity, teamwork, compassion and excellence. For more information about Lake Region Healthcare, visit

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