Anderson County Hospital named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals list

May 30, 2018

Garnett, KS — Anderson County Hospital was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the country for patient satisfaction. It was the only hospital in Kansas recognized in this category.

The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Anderson County Hospital scored best among critical access hospitals as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for patient satisfaction and was recognized as a best practice recipient. An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Missouri.

“This recognition is credit to our outstanding team and their dedication to delivering an exceptional patient experience to members of our community every day,” said Rich McKain, CEO of Anderson County Hospital. “The work of our physicians, nurses and staff continues to make this the best place to get care and the best place to give care.”

Those hospitals that have been recognized as Top 20 Critical Access Hospital best practice recipients have achieved success in one of two key areas of performance: quality index, or patient perspective index.

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals are those hospitals who have achieved success in the overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, cost, charge and financial stability. This group was selected from The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2018 Top 100 CAH list, which was released earlier this year.

“We are proud to provide the full continuum of care to Anderson County residents, so they are able to access high-quality care while staying close to home where they have the support of their friends and family,” said McKain.

About Anderson County Hospital
Anderson County Hospital is part of Saint Luke’s Health System, which consists of 14 area hospital locations as well as several primary and specialty care practices, and provides a range of inpatient, outpatient, and home care services. Founded as a faith-based, not-for-profit organization, our mission includes a commitment to the highest levels of excellence in health care and the advancement of medical research and education. The health system is an aligned organization in which the physicians and hospitals assume responsibility for enhancing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of people in the metropolitan Kansas City area and the surrounding region.

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