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 Brodstone Named Top 100 CAH for 8th Time

 Brodstone Named Top 100 CAH for 8th Time

February 7, 2019 – Brodstone Memorial Hospital in Superior, NE today announced it has been named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.

 Brodstone Memorial Hospital’s Treg Vyzourek, CEO, shared the news to the staff today.  “This is a great achievement!  We have received the TOP 100 Critical Access Hospital award 8 times, which is the most of any hospital in the state of Nebraska!  This is possible because of the hard work and dedication that you all have put into our facility.  We have also achieved the top quartile for all rural hospitals, in quality and patient perception.  This is also a great achievement.  I am very proud of our facility for achieving these awards as it demonstrates, truly, the great care that our patients receive!”

 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, Community Medical Center in Falls City, Howard County Medical Center in St. Paul, Jefferson Community Health Center in Fairbury, Johnson County Hospital in Tecumseh, Memorial Health Care Systems in Seward, 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 Critical Access 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 culled 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 Critical Access Hospital Resources:
The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, as well as the 2019 INDEX methodology, can be found at