SCH honored as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

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Debby Thompson

Sabetha Community Hospital in Sabetha today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX.

“What an honor to be recognized for a third year in a row as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the nation! All the credit for this recognition goes to the physicians, mid-levels and top-notch staff at the hospital, Sabetha Family Practice, and Home Health and Hospice. The viability of healthcare in a rural community is due to the support of its residents so “thank you” for making this honor possible,” said Lora Key, CEO, Sabetha Community Hospital.

“The Top 100 program continues to illuminate strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be able to spotlight the efforts of these facilities through the INDEX framework.”

Over the course of the last 11 years, the INDEX has grown to become the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on public data and utilizing 36 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses rural hospitals across eight pillars of performance, including market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge and financial efficiency. The INDEX framework is widely used across the nation by independent rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints and state offices of rural health, which provide access to INDEX analytics through grant-funded initiatives.

Sabetha Community Hospital offers the following services: Laboratory, Life Star, Swing Bed Care, Nursing, Pharmacy, CT Scan, Osteoporosis Screening, X-Rays, Digital Mammography, Ultrasound, Vascular Studies, MRI, Echocardiography, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Language Pathology, Obstetrical Services, Rural Health Clinic, Nuclear Medicine-Mobile, Inpatient Acute Care, Outpatient Surgery, Blood Banking, Health Promotion – Corporate Wellness Testing, 24-Hour Emergency Room, One-Day Observation Care, Home Health, Hospice, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pulmonary Functioning, Audiology, Holter Monitor, Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Testing, Certified Cardiac Rehab Program, Diabetic Education, Aquatic Therapy, Wound Care Clinic, Pelvic Floor Therapy, Infusion Clinic, LSVT BIGtm And LOUDtm for Parkinson patients.

For more information, please visit our website at or find us on Facebook at Sabetha Community Hospital.


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