Iowa Specialty Hospital

Named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital List

May 29, 2019

Iowa Specialty Hospital - Belmond was recently merited a 2019 Top 20 Best Practices in patient satisfaction designation from the National Rural Health Association for the third year in a row.  

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond, scored best among critical access hospitals as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for patient satisfaction. The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Missouri.

Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond, was ranked in the Top 20 for patient satisfaction among all critical access hospitals in the U.S.  This ranking is determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, based on data compiled by iVantage Health Analytics in its Hospital Index, specifically the patient satisfaction domain.  The National Rural Health Association considers Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond, to be an exemplar of best practices in all of rural health care.  

“We are pleased to be recognized for the incredible work of our providers and staff at Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond,” said Amy McDaniel, Belmond CEO. “Our focus continues to be providing exceptional care to our patients. We are committed to being a solid partner with our community to deliver the services they need now and in the future.

Iowa Specialty Hospital offers quality healthcare so that patients experience the true compassion of healing from a highly trained and caring staff.  In addition, they offer state-of-the-art, unparalleled technology and services including: orthopedics, bariatrics, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, general surgery, and family medicine, among a wide array of other specialty services.  Visit for more information about Iowa Specialty Hospital.


About the National Rural Health Association
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit

About The Chartis Group
The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the health care industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children's hospitals and health care service organizations achieve transformative results. Learn more at 


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