Providence Mount Carmel Hospital named Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

Spokane, Wash.—Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville has been named by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) as one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in America.

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals are those hospitals that have achieved success in overall performance based on a composite rating from nine indices of strength: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, population risk, cost, charge, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives and financial stability.

“This recognition shines a spotlight on the amazing care that our medical staff and caregivers at Providence Mount Carmel deliver to patients every day of the year,” says Ron Rehn, chief executive of Mount Carmel Hospital. “It is this dedication that distinguished Providence Mount Carmel among the best critical access hospitals in the country, and is one more indication that our community can count on us to deliver the services they need now and in the future,” Rehn adds.

Providence Mount Carmel Hospital is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital serving a three county area in Northeast Washington. Located in Colville, the hospital provides advanced medical and surgical care as well as specialty support and outpatient services. It is a member of Providence Health Care–a not-for-profit Catholic health care network in Eastern Washington committed to providing for the needs of the communities it serves, especially for those who are poor and vulnerable.

NRHA is a non-profit organization working to improve the health and well being of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research.

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