Myrtue Medical Center Named “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know”

Myrtue Medical Center Named “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know”

Becker’s Hospital Review recently recognized Myrtue Medical Center as one of its “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know.”

The hospitals included on this list serve a variety of regions across the United States. Due to their predominantly rural locations, these organizations play a crucial role in the health and well-being of their respective communities. This is the second year Becker’s has published a list recognizing 50 outstanding critical access hospitals from more than 1,300 critical access hospitals in the nation. Myrtue Medical Center received the honor both years.

Becker’s selected the 50 outstanding critical access hospitals based on rankings and awards from respected organizations, including iVantage Health Analytics, Healthgrades, the National Rural Health Association, Truven Health Analytics, Women’s Choice Award,  and the Leapfrog Group.   Myrtue Medical Center was recognized as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital in the U.S. by the National Rural Health Association and Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics. Myrtue also received the Patient Safety Grand Prize award from the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative.

“It is exciting for me personally to see our health care system recognized this way. It validates all the hard work I see being done by our medical staff, administration, nursing and other departments in trying to improve the safety and quality of the care we deliver. I hope our county and the communities we serve can see the significance of what we are accomplishing as we continue to move forward in providing them the best health care possible,” stated Dr. Bret Heileson.