BCHC named a national top 20 critical access hospital

Boone County Health Center in Albion was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) for overall performance in the United States and was the only CAH in Nebraska to receive this designation.
The top 20 critical access hospitals, including Boone County Health Center, scored best among CAHs as determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health for overall performance.
The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September at Kansas City, MO.
The top 20 CAHs have achieved success in overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and finance. This group was selected from the Chartis Center’s 2022 top 100 CAH list, which was released earlier this year.
The top 20 CAH best practice recipients have achieved success in one of two key areas of performance, which are:
• Quality index — A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across rural-relevant process of care measures, and
• Patient Perspective index — A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across all 10 HCAHPS domains..
“Boone County Health Center is honored to be recognized for this award as it is an achievement that very few receive,” says Tanya Sharp, CEO of BCHC. “We have a team of highly skilled physicians and staff committed to excellence in high-quality healthcare that made this possible.”
Complete story in the May 11 Albion News/Boone Co. Tribune and Petersburg Press, print and e-editions.