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Hopedale Medical Complex Named Top Critical Access Hospital for 2024
June 11, 2024

Hopedale, IL – Hopedale Medical Complex (HMC) was recently named one of the top 20 critical access hospitals (CAHs) for Quality in the country.

The top 20 CAHs, includingHopedale Medical Complex, scored best among CAHs as determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health for quality. 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, Mo.

The top 20 CAHs have achieved success in overall performance based on a composite rating from eight indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and finance. This group was selected from the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2024 top 100 CAH list, which was released earlier this year.

The top 20 CAH best practice recipients have achieved success in one of two key areas of performance:

        Quality index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across rural-relevant process of care measures.

        Patient perspective index: A rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across all 10 HCAHPS domains.

“It is our honor to be named a top 20 Critical Access Hospital for three consecutive years in a row. Our physicians and staff understand the importance of achieving this designation, and the work that it takes to maintain these process of care measures,” shares Emily Whitson, HMC COO. Our results in the Quality index category means our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future.”

Hopedale Medical Complex is comprised of: Hopedale Hospital with a 24-Hour ER and ICU, Hopedale Nursing Home, Hopedale Commons, Medical Arts, Hopedale Wellness Center and Hopedale Neuro and Spine.  HMC employs over three hundred employees and understands the crucial need for rural healthcare. Learn more about HMC by going to or finding them on Facebook

About NRHA

NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. NRHA’s membership is made up of diverse individuals and organizations from across the country, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

About Chartis

Chartis is a comprehensive health care advisory firm dedicated to helping clients build a healthier world. We work across the health care continuum with more than 900 clients annually, including providers, payers, health services organizations, technology and retail companies, and investors. Through times of change, challenge, and opportunity, we advise the industry on how to navigate disruption, pursue growth, achieve financial sustainability, unleash technology, improve care models and operations, enhance clinical quality and safety, and advance health equity. The teams we convene bring deep industry expertise and industry leading innovation, enabling clients to achieve transformational results and create positive societal impact.  For more information, visit


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