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Thayer County Health Services Honored by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Thayer County Health Services Honored by The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

March 4th, 2021 – Thayer County Health Services in Hebron, NE today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®.

“We are very excited about this recognition and what it means for our organization and how it reflects our commitment to your care. I appreciate our staff working tirelessly to reach this goal and to fulfill our mission of providing exceptional, patient-centered health care close to home. Critical Access Hospitals are vital to rural communities and we look forward to serving you for many years to come. Great things are on the horizon for Thayer County Health Services and this award is the first of many we hope to receive in the future,” said Paul Edwards, President and CEO of Thayer County Health Services.

“The Top 100 program continues to illuminate strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be able to spotlight the efforts of these facilities through the INDEX framework.”

Over the course of the last 11 years, the INDEX has grown to become the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on public data and utilizing 36 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses rural hospitals across eight pillars of performance, including market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. The INDEX framework is widely used across the nation by independent rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints and state offices of rural health, which provide access to INDEX analytics through grant-funded initiatives.

About Thayer County Health Services

Thayer County Health Services is a comprehensive primary care system providing health and wellness services to the citizens of Thayer County and surrounding communities in Nebraska and Kansas. Thayer County Health Services is comprised of a Basic Level (Level IV) Trauma Center 17-bed Critical Access Hospital and a clinic in Hebron, and four satellite clinics in Bruning, Chester, Davenport, and Deshler. TCHS is a county facility that serves a 50-mile radius from Hebron and serves patients from over 288 communities. Besides its patient-centered inpatient facility, the hospital also supports a full spectrum of pre- and post-hospital services, along with programs designed to improve the community health and maintain community wellness.

Mission: To improve the lives of those we serve by providing exceptional, patient-centered health care.

Vision: To be the region’s provider and employer of choice for comprehensive community health care and wellness.

Values: Respect * Integrity * Compassion * Excellence