Albion Top 20 Hospital in America

By: Aprill Murphy

ALBION, Nebraska (May 24, 2023) – Boone County Health Center (BCHC), a leading healthcare provider in Albion, NE, is proud to announce its recognition as one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) in the country for the second year in a row.

The National Rural Health Association gives the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals award annually from a larger set of Top 100 CAHs evaluated and produced by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This recognition acknowledges dedication to delivering high-quality healthcare services and meeting the unique needs of the rural population. The Top 20 winners are the highest-ranked of the Top 100 CAHs. Their designation is based on several performance metrics, including patient outcomes, patient safety, patient satisfaction, financial stability, and quality of care.

“We are honored to be recognized again as one of the nation’s Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals,” said interim President and CEO Kristie Stricklin. “This achievement reflects the hard work and dedication of our entire team, including our physicians, nurses, and support staff. We remain committed to providing exceptional care and improving the health and well-being of our community.”

As a Critical Access Hospital, BCHC is vital in ensuring access to healthcare services in the region. “We understand the challenges faced by rural communities, and we are dedicated to bridging the healthcare gap by offering a wide range of services, including emergency care, primary care, specialty care, and diagnostic services,” said Stricklin.

In addition to exceptional medical staff, BCHC utilizes state-of-the-art technology and follows evidence-based practices to deliver the highest standard of care. Their commitment to patient safety, quality improvement, and continuous innovation sets them apart and contributes to the recognition as a top-performing CAH.

“This achievement would not have been possible without the trust and support of our patients, community members, and stakeholders. We extend our deepest gratitude for the ongoing support and confidence in our services,” stated Dr. Lynette Kramer, Chief Medical Officer.

BCHC remains steadfast in its commitment to advancing healthcare excellence and improving the health outcomes of our patients. They continue to invest in facilities, recruit top talent, and explore innovative ways to enhance patient care and experience.