March 15, 2021
St. Peter’s Health has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community 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®. St. Peter’s was one of four Montana hospitals included on the list. Other hospitals featured include Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital in Bozeman, Mont., Kalispell Regional Medical Center in Kalispell, Mont., and Northern Montana Medical Center in Havre, Mont.
Over the course of the last 11 years, the Hospital Strength 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.