MRH Named 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Posted 3/29/21 (Mon)

Mobridge Regional Hospital Honored by The Chartis Center for Rural Health
 as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital


Friday, March 26, 2021 – Mobridge Regional Hospital in Mobridge, SD 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®.

“I appreciate all of our staff’s excellent work to provide the highest quality care and patient service experience – living our mission by truly providing ‘high quality healthcare services in a compassionate and professional manner for people throughout the region!’“, said John J. Ayoub, CEO of Mobridge Regional Hospital & Clinics. “It is exciting and heartening to know that we have earned this honor in three of the past five years.”

“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.

Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics (MRH&C) is an award-winning rural health organization headquartered in Mobridge, South Dakota. Comprised of a 25-bed critical access hospital, four federally certified rural health clinics, a 24-bed assisted living and senior housing center, and a rural ambulance service, MRH&C serves a five county area with a population of over 20,000. MRH&C employs over 190 dedicated professionals and has trauma designations in both North and South Dakota.

Mobridge Regional Hospital was established in 1959 by community leaders dedicated to providing the finest possible care to Walworth County and the surrounding region. Today, Mobridge Regional Hospital offers medical, surgical, obstetrical, intensive care/coronary care, emergency room, and swing bed services.  They also offer a full CLIA certified laboratory and state of the art radiology department with services ranging from digital mammography, 40 slice CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, and full body bone density testing. Mobridge Regional Hospital has a fully equipped cardiac & pulmonary rehabilitation center and a broad range of inpatient, outpatient and surgical services. Some of these services include sleep studies, home health services, same day surgery, community health services, telemedicine with various community education programs and visiting specialists.