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Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Unity Medical Center Earns Top 100 Critical Access Hospital Award from The Chartis Center for Rural Health

Unity Medical Center (UMC) in Grafton announced it has been recognized as a 2024 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Chartis’ annual Top 100 award program recognizes outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®.

Alan O’Neil, UMC CEO shared, “Unity Medical Center is honored to be recognized by the Chartis Group as a top 100 critical access hospital. It is a testament to everyone who works at UMC for their dedication and passionate care they provide to our patients.  

We are committed to providing high quality care in a team environment utilizing the best technology and practice methods available.”   

“During an era of profound uncertainty for rural healthcare, the Top 100 rural hospitals continue to provide a unique lens through which we can identify innovation and inspiration for how to deliver high quality care to increasingly vulnerable populations,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We’re delighted to be able to recognize all this year’s Top 100 but especially the more than 40 first-time recipients across both categories. It’s wonderful to see so many new facilities join the ranks of our Top 100 alumni.”

Now in its 14th year, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Featuring a methodology utilizing publicly available data, the INDEX is leveraged nationwide by rural hospitals, health systems with rural affiliates, hospital associations, and state offices of rural health to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

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