As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration, Sparta Community Hospital today announced that it has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality and Outcomes. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.

“We are pleased to have earned this performance leadership award which indicates the exceptional services being delivered resulting in quality outcomes.”  States Joann Emge, CEO.  “As an acute care medical facility in a rural area, our team continuously strives to meet the needs of our communities providing quality healthcare services.”   

The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is trusted and relied upon by rural hospitals health systems with a rural footprint. Hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country measure and monitor performance across several areas that are impacting hospital operations and finance.

“Although the last two years have placed unprecedented pressure on the rural health safety net, the dedication to serving the community that we’re so accustomed to seeing from rural hospitals across the country hasn’t wavered,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Let us celebrate the power of rural on National Rural Health Day and honor the facilities working tirelessly to provide access to high quality healthcare services to their communities.”

Sparta Community Hospital District is a 25-bed full-service acute care medical facility, which is a fully licensed and certified Medicare and Medicaid provider. Sparta Community Hospital continually monitors the health needs of the communities they serve in-order-to continue to provide Quality Health Care Close to home.

As a critical access facility, Sparta Community Hospital provides vital services for residents that otherwise would not have access without having to travel long distances.   The hospital’s service area includes the local communities of Coulterville, Marissa, and Steeleville, in addition to Sparta.