Brookings Health Charts Top 20 for Fifth Time
- March 07, 2022
Brookings Health System was again named a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital in the United States, ranking nationally in the top one percent.
“Our team has hardwired the methods needed to deliver exceptional patient care and service, every patient, every time,” said President and CEO Jason Merkley. “That commitment shines through on the high-quality care and service we provide to our patients. Unsolicited recognitions such as this gives our community reassurance to entrust their healthcare with our local team.”
This is the fifth time in six years the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has named Brookings Health to the elite Top 20 list. The health system will be recognized at an awards ceremony during NRHA’s Rural Hospital Innovation Summit on May 12 in Albuquerque, N.M. The NRHA honors the 20 highest-ranked prospective payment system hospitals in the country based on an evaluation by the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®.
The determining factors for the Top 20 rural and community hospitals are based on eight indices: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. More information can be found on ruralhealth.us.
To learn more about Brookings Health System’s high-quality care, please visit brookingshealth.org/Quality.
About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans and provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and research. NRHA’s membership consists of diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.
About the Chartis Group
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