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PdC Memorial Hospital is nationally recognized

Hospital news | Sunday, March 17, 2013

For the second year in a row, Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital has been named one of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in the nation. The latest rankings of the top performing Critical Access Hospitals were released this week by iVantage Health Analytics as determined by the company’s Hospital Strength Index™. Forty hospitals were named for the first time this year.

The Hospital Strength Index, a national ratings and analytics program developed by iVantage Health Analytics, rates 4,400+ US general acute care hospitals, including the 1,300+ Critical Access Hospitals. The Index is based on eight performance categories measuring 56 different performance metrics. The Index offers hospital executives, boards of directors and communities an objective way to measure their relative performance internally and among their peers.

The Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals are the nation’s best rural safety-net institutions. The Hospital Strength Index is a comprehensive scorecard that evaluates: market conditions, clinical and operational performance, and financial and qualitative outcomes.

“It is an honor to be recognized nationally as one of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America. Rural hospitals play a critical role in providing care to rural Americans, yet our challenges are completely different in access while equally complex in delivery as urban hospitals,” states Bill Sexton, Chief Executive Officer. “This recognition is a tribute to the dedication and commitment of the members of our healthcare team to healthcare excellence and maintaining a strong financial position. We are building a new state-of-the-art facility that, working with our providers and professional staff, will take health care to the next level of excellence. It is what this region deserves and what the Hospital Board of Directors and our healthcare team intend to deliver. We are pleased to share this honor with five other Wisconsin hospitals that have been named for a second year, and six Wisconsin hospitals named for the first time. Nine Iowa hospitals have also been included.”

A complete list of the hospital by name can be found at