(BREESE, IL) – HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese was recently 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 10th anniversary in 2020. This is the second year in a row that HSHS St. Joseph’s Breese has received this designation.
 
HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital’s President and CEO Chris Klay shared, “We are honored to be recognized again as one of America’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals for 2020. I attribute our ongoing success to the exceptional work and service provided by our medical staff members, colleagues and volunteers. Day in and day out these individuals together reproducibly demonstrate a commitment to our Core Values of Respect, Care, Competence and Joy. These qualities position our team to successfully make a difference in the lives of those who seek care at St. Joseph’s Hospital Breese,” he said. “We are truly thankful for this recognition which reinforces our commitment to providing high quality care, exceptional patient experience, operational excellence, and economic stability for our community.”
 
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.
 
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 www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals. St. Joseph’s Hospital shares the distinction with sister HSHS facility St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital in Effingham.
 
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 wbalfour@chartis.com.

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