Brookings Health System named in top 100 rural hospitals

Brookings Health System photo: Members of the Inpatient Care multidisciplinary team at Brookings Health System gather during their daily team planning meeting to discuss how to best care for patients staying in the hospital. Collaboration like this between doctors, nurses, case managers, therapists, pharmacists, dietitian, chaplain and quality specialists ensures Brookings Health delivers patient care safely and with the best possible outcomes.

Health system ranks in top 2 percent nationally

BROOKINGS – Brookings Health System was recently named one of the 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, ranking in the top two percent of all rural and community hospitals nationally.

This is the fourth consecutive year Brookings Health has been included on the list. 

“Reoccurring recognition for high-quality health care does not happen by chance,” President and CEO Jason Merkley said. “Our team works day-in and day-out to deliver the best possible health outcomes for our community. Focusing on quality, safety, performance and patient satisfaction has established us as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital.” 

Hospitals recognized as Top 100 facilities scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength Index from iVantage Health Analytics.

Now in its ninth year, the Index leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Share, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the Index’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly-available data sources.

The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, as well as the 2019 Indexmethodology, can be found at 

More information about Brookings Health System’s care quality can be found at

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