JCHC named top 100 critical access hospital

The Johnson County Healthcare Center has been recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled 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 Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™.

“Being recognized as one of the top 100 critical access is a huge honor for Johnson County Healthcare Center,” said Luke Senden, JCHC CEO. “This award looks at quality, outcomes, patient safety and finances and is an achievement that takes an entire organization to accomplish. I could not be prouder of how our team has handled the adversity the healthcare industry has faced over the last two years. This award highlights the resilience and dedication of our staff, through difficult and uncertain times.”

“Despite unprecedented adversity rural providers continue to display resiliency and a steadfast commitment to their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Honoring the Top 100 is one of the highpoints of our year. We are delighted to recognize the exceptional performance and innovation of this year’s recipients, particularly in light of the extraordinary challenges facing America’s rural health safety net.”

Over the course of the last 12 years, the INDEX has established itself as the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging publicly available data, the INDEX is trusted by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

The Johnson County Healthcare Center opened in 1952 and has a resounding legacy of providing quality healthcare services to Johnson County residents and visitors. JCHC consists of Johnson County Memorial Hospital (25-bed critical access hospital), Amie Holt Care Center (44-bed nursing home), The Family Medical Center of Johnson County (outpatient clinic), an emergency room and home health/hospice programs.

Talented and committed medical providers include family medicine physicians, physician assistants and a general surgeon. JCHC offers a wide range of services including inpatient and swing bed, ICU, inpatient/outpatient surgery, physical rehab, lab, cardiac rehab, radiology, CT, mobile MRI, ultrasound, mammography, outpatient clinic, ER, nursing home, home health, hospice, diabetic education and a wellness/rehab program.

To learn more about Johnson County Healthcare Center, see www.jchealthcare.com.