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CHI St. Vincent Morrilton Earns Top 100 Critical Access Hospital Award From The Chartis Center for Rural Health

HCA Morrilton

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – CHI St. Vincent, a leading regional health network serving Central and Southwest Arkansas, announces that CHI St. Vincent Morrilton 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®.

“We are excited to have been named among the top 100 critical access hospitals in the country,” CHI St. Vincent Morrilton President Bubba Arnold said. “Each day at CHI St. Vincent Morrilton, our healthcare professionals aim to deliver quality services and better outcomes and earn high levels of patient satisfaction. This recognition confirms that we are achieving those goals for our community.”

“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.

CHI St. Vincent Morrilton is a 28-bed faith-based, not-for-profit community access hospital serving the rural communities of west-central Arkansas.