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Baxter Health Recognized as Top 100 Hospital by Chartis Center for Rural Health

Baxter Health Recognized as Top 100 Hospital by Chartis Center for Rural Health

March 30, 2023 – Baxter Health is proud to announce that it has been recognized as a 2023 Top 100 Rural Health and Community Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. This prestigious award recognizes hospitals that demonstrate excellence in providing quality and affordable care to rural communities.

“We are so honored to receive this recognition from the Chartis Center for Rural Health,” said Ron Peterson, President and CEO of Baxter Health. “It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff, providers, and all those involved in helping us provide compassionate care beyond measure. We strive daily to provide excellent care in our community, because when it feels like home, it heals like home.”

“Across the nation, top 100 rural providers continue to serve as a source of inspiration for hospital leadership teams and staff working diligently every day to improve the delivery of care within their local communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “The list of award winners in each category is as geographically diverse as we’ve seen in some time, which is wonderful to see. We’re thrilled to be able to honor the outstanding efforts of these top performing rural hospitals.”

Baxter Health is one of only two hospitals in its region to receive this recognition this year and joins an elite group of only 13% of rural hospitals nationwide that were awarded the distinction. The hospital has worked tirelessly over the years to create programs designed specifically for their rural community such as telemedicine services which allow patients access to specialty care without having to travel long distances. They also offer a variety of educational classes focused on health promotion topics such as nutrition and wellness classes free-of-charge to local residents.

"This recognition is truly a testament not just to our hospital but also our entire community," says Peterson. "When we all come together with a shared vision of providing excellent healthcare services, great things can happen."

Baxter Health is committed to providing exceptional quality care while showing compassion and respect for their patients and families in their community every day. This award serves as proof that they are living up to their commitment while continuing their mission of providing superior healthcare services close to home.