2/28/2023 – Madison Healthcare Services in Madison, MN today announced it has been recognized as a 2023 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled 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™.
“We are incredibly proud to be recognized as one of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the nation. This achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire team, who are committed to providing the highest quality care to our patients. We believe that every patient deserves access to exceptional healthcare, regardless of where they live, and this recognition validates our ongoing efforts to deliver on that promise. We will continue to strive for excellence in all that we do, and look forward to continuing to serve our community for years to come.” -Erik Bjerke, Madison Healthcare Services CEO
“Across the nation, top 100 rural providers continue to serve as a source of inspiration for hospital leadership teams and staff working diligently every day to improve the delivery of care within their local communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “The list of award winners in each category is as geographically diverse as we’ve seen in some time, which is wonderful to see. We’re thrilled to be able to honor the outstanding efforts of these top performing rural hospitals.”
Now in its 13th year, 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 affiliates, 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.
Madison Healthcare Services is a rural healthcare complex offering a wide variety of services for people of all ages. Our healthcare campus includes a 12-bed critical access hospital, outreach specialty services, home care services, fully staffed medical clinic, secure 36-unit independent living apartment building, assisted living, therapy services and a 51-bed skilled nursing facility.