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Sakakawea Medical Center Named a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Sakakawea Medical Center has been recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™.

SMC strives to provide the best possible care to each individual, and this award reflects that commitment, said Brian Williams, CEO of Sakakawea Medical Center. I want to thank our staff, volunteers, and medical providers whose hard work and commitment are what make SMC an organization worthy of receiving such an honor.

Despite unprecedented adversity, rural providers continue to display resiliency and a steadfast commitment to their communities, said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Honoring the Top 100 is one of the highpoints of our year. We are delighted to recognize the exceptional performance and innovation of this year’s recipients, particularly in light of the extraordinary challenges facing America’s rural health safety net.

Over the course of the last 12 years, the INDEX has established itself as the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging publicly available data, the INDEX is trusted by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.