Butler County Health Celebrates National Recognition as Top 100 Critical Access Hospital for 2024

Butler County Health Recognized as Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Butler County Health has been recognized as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals nationwide for 2024 by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, a health care advisory firm that specializes in various areas such as strategic planning, performance excellence, health analytics, informatics, clinical quality, and operations. Kristin Hartman, the Health Director of Nurses at Butler County Health, attributes this recognition to the hospital’s strong community connection.

Hartman emphasized that having close ties to the community is crucial for providing quality patient care. She explained that being able to care for friends, family, and neighbors in the community allows for a more personalized and specialized approach to healthcare. Don Naiberk, the CEO of Butler County Health, expressed pride in the hospital’s achievement and highlighted the exceptional staff and providers who deliver outstanding care.

The index compiled by Chartis Center for Rural Health considers eight core metrics, including inpatient and outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial stability. This is not the first time Butler County Health has received recognition; they were also among the top 20 critical access hospitals in 2018. Hartman mentioned that this national recognition benefits both the hospital as an organization and the individual staff members who work tirelessly to ensure patients receive comprehensive care throughout their treatment from admission to discharge. She expressed gratitude for this acknowledgment of their dedication to patient care.

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