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Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics Recognized for Performance Leadership by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

November 7, 2023

As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration, Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is pleased to announce it has been recognized with a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality (Belmond and Clarion), Outcomes (Clarion) and Patient Perspectives (Belmond and Clarion). Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes, and Patient Perspectives.

The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health around the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance. 

“Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination, and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities. Rural healthcare truly is mission-driven,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This National Rural Health Day, let us recognize the efforts of this year’s Performance Leadership Award winners and all those driven to deliver high quality care throughout rural communities.”


About The Chartis Center for Rural Health  For more details about the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX, contact Billy Balfour at

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