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Sauk Prairie Healthcare is Top 100 Rural Hospital

Sauk Prairie Healthcare in Prairie du Sac, WI has been recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital, one of only five hospitals in Wisconsin to earn this distinction. 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™.

“At Sauk Prairie Healthcare, our team feels it’s an honor and a privilege to care for our neighbors. To be recognized with the Chartis Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Award for our ability to deliver care with high quality and patient satisfaction, as well as better outcomes, is a real pat on the back for our team. This award recognizes our long-standing commitment to patient safety and quality, which is our highest priority,” said Shawn Lerch, CEO of Sauk Prairie Healthcare. “I couldn’t be more proud of our team; I’m humbled by their never-ending drive to provide the best care possible to every patient.”

“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.