White River Health Hospitals Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

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White River Health Hospitals Recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

Batesville, Ark – The Chartis Center for Rural Health named White River Medical Center (WRMC) as one of the 2023 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, and Stone County Medical Center (SCMC) as one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals and critical access hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™. WRMC and SCMC are hospitals of White River Health, a not-for-profit regional healthcare organization serving north central Arkansas.


“Being a part of the Chartis Center Top 100 list is an honor, said White River Health President and CEO, Gary Paxson, RN, MSN, FACHE. “It is a tangible recognition of the incredible work by our employees to deliver exceptional healthcare to create healthier communities across our service area.”


“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.


About White River Health - White River Health is a community healthcare organization with hospitals in Batesville (WRMC) and Mountain View (SCMC), a satellite Emergency Department in Cherokee Village, and Family Medicine and Specialty care in 13 communities throughout north central Arkansas.  We provide exceptional healthcare, a deep-rooted dedication to service, and a commitment to building relationships to help our communities achieve better health and a brighter future. For more information visit, whtieriverhealth.org. 

Posted 3/3/2023