Rio Grande Hospital named top 100 critical access hospital


DEL NORTE — Once again, Rio Grande Hospital was recognized nationally as one of the top 100 hospitals in the United States by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. CCRH recently released its annual list of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the U.S.

To determine the 2021 list, the Chartis Center used the Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance in eight areas: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency.

Out of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the U.S., Colorado had two. Rio Grande Hospital in Del Norte and East Morgan County Hospital in Brush. This is the second time Rio Grande Hospital has received this honor.

“This award is more special this year due to the global pandemic and the challenges faced in healthcare within the past year,” RGH officials stated.

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