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Mount Carmel Named Top 100 Hospital

October 11, 2011

The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) recently released it's Top 100 list of Critical Access Hospitals, which included Providence Mount Carmel Hospital in Colville.

The list, based on the "Hospital Strength Index," is the first-ever rating of Critical Access Hospitals by NRHA, and utilizes business analytics and benchmark data to rate 1,750 participating rural hospitals. It incorporates 56 different measures of performance to help identify those hospitals that are best prepared for success based on market-, value- and financial-based strength as key pillars for benchmarking and setting new goals under health care reform. To learn more, visit www.HospitalStrengthIndex.com.

Mount Carmel was one of only two hospitals in Washington state included on the list (the other was in Ellensburg). The list also included Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital in Hood River, OR.

About National Rural Health Association

NRHA is a nonprofit 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. NRHA membership is made up of 20,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit www.RuralHealthWeb.org.