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Hammond-Henry recognized as 2023 'Top 100 Critical Access Hospital' by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

March 16, 2023

The Chartis Center for Rural Health recently announced that Hammond-Henry Hospital in Geneseo has been recognized as a “2023 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital.” This annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™. Hammond-Henry Hospital was the only critical access hospital in Illinois recognized in this category for 2023.

“Hammond-Henry’s staff take pride in caring for their community. This level of commitment cascades down from dedicated providers, clinical staff, and support services,” said Heather Charlet, Chief Nursing Officer. “Hammond-Henry Hospital is committed to quality care while remaining an independent healthcare facility. Recognition of this award signifies our dedication to quality outcomes and patient satisfaction leading to successful operations within a rapidly changing healthcare environment.” 

Hammond-Henry Hospital offers acute care, cardiopulmonary, emergency services, home health services, imaging services, laboratory, long-term care, skilled care, a sleep disorder center, social services, a surgery center, and therapy services. Hammond-Henry also offers urgent care clinics in Annawan, Colona, Kewanee, Geneseo, Orion, and Port Byron plus family practice providers and clinic hours in Cambridge, Orion, Geneseo, Port Byron, and Kewanee.

“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.