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Boone County Hospital Named as 2017 Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals

April 27, 2017

Boone County Hospital (BCH) has been named one of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community, while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” says Joe Smith, BCH CEO.

The hospitals that are named to this list are top performers in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers, according to the report.

Boone County Hospital scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive rating of rural providers. It provides the data foundation for the annual Rural Relevance Study and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The list of the Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals and more information about the study can be found at

The Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals plays a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America, and the INDEX measures them across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspectives, and Financial Stability.

Of the 100, 11 hospitals were from Iowa. In addition to Boone County Hospital, they are: Audubon (Iowa) County Memorial Hospital, Avera Holy Family Hospital (Estherville), Cass County Memorial Hospital (Atlantic), Cherokee (Iowa) Regional Medical Center, CHI Health Missouri Valley (Iowa), Floyd Valley Hospital (Le Mars), Loring Hospital (Sac City), Myrtue Medical Center (Harlan), Orange City (Iowa) Area Health System and Winneshiek Medical Center (Decorah).

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