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Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Awarded to Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Sauk Prairie Healthcare in Prairie du Sac, Wis. has been recognized as a 2023 Top 100 Rural & Community 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’re honored to be recognized as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital. This is another recognition of the incredible teams who are dedicated to providing safe, high-quality care,” said Shawn Lerch, CEO of Sauk Prairie Healthcare. “The pandemic has placed enormous challenges and stressors on our healthcare teams. Our focus on a mission of providing extraordinary healthcare, from the heart – one person at a time ensured that commitment to quality never waned. I am inspired each day to witness how our teams work together to provide the very best care to our communities. Their commitment and hard work is reflected in this award.”

“Across the nation, top 100 rural providers continue to serve s 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.