NEW CASTLE–Henry Community Health has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the nation’s top performing rural and community hospitals,” said Paul Janssen, president and chief executive officer of Henry Community Health. “It is truly an honor to be one of only five Indiana hospitals to receive this distinction. Our team is committed to the healing and health of our community. This recognition reaffirms our team’s dedication to excellence in care and service every day.”   

The Top 100 program illuminates strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities. The Top 100 spotlights the efforts of these facilities through the INDEX framework. This is the fourth year Henry Community Health has received this distinction. 

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.