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DCHS ranked as Top 100 Rural, Community Hospital

IRON MOUNTAIN — Dickinson County Healthcare System has been named a 2020 Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

This annual award for rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index.

DCHS was the only hospital in the Upper Peninsula to make the list.

“Receiving the top 100 Rural and Community Hospital Award from iVantage is a great honor and it is a testament to the hard work of our organization,” said Chuck Nelson, DCHS president and CEO.

Based entirely on publicly available data, the Index is a comprehensive assessment of rural hospital performance that uses 50 independent indicators that span market-, value- and finance-based categories.

“The Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital award program reminds us that rural providers haven’t lost touch with their mission and are committed to delivering better quality, better outcomes and better patient satisfaction,” said Michael Topchik, national leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals as well as the methodology can be found at www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals.

DCHS, at 1721 S. Stephenson Ave. in Iron Mountain, is a 49-bed hospital with more than 80 care providers who treat more than 150,000 patients annually. DCHS has more than 600 on staff, making it one of the county’s major employers.

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