Peace Harbor Hospital Named One of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in America


​The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) announced at its Critical Access Hospital Conference on September 28, 2011 the names of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in America.  The Top 100 out of 1,750 rural hospitals, scored best on the Hospital Strength Index™, in this first-ever comprehensive rating of Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs). 

The CAH program is designed to improve rural health care access.  CAHs provide essential services to a community and are reimbursed by Medicare on a “reasonable cost basis” for services provided to Medicare patients.

The Hospital Strength Index™ incorporates 56 different measures of performance to help identify those hospitals that are best prepared for success under the new healthcare reform.  The Index includes a unique set of measures rating Market Strength, Value-based Strength and Financial Strength as key pillars for benchmarking and setting new goals under health reform.

“We are thrilled to hear that we rank in the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the country. We have many challenges ahead of us and it is important for the community to know that we are well prepared for success as we move into healthcare reform”. Rick Yecny, CEO and Chief Mission Officer, PeaceHealth Siuslaw Region

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.