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NRHA recognizes local hospital

May 24, 2021

Casey County Hospital is among the nation’s Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for patient satisfaction.

That announcement was made in early May by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), as determined by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

“We are extremely happy that our patients have given us this distinction,” said Rusty Tungate, CEO/Administrator of Casey County Hospital. “Our staff strives hard to take the best possible care of our patients, and we are honored to receive this award.”

The determining factors for the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) were based on the results of the Hospital Strength Index and its eight indices of performance – inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency.

This elite group of hospitals was selected from the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s 2021 Top 100 CAH list, which was released earlier this year. Casey County Hospital was the only CAH in Kentucky to achieve this status.