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St. Luke makes list of top 100 rural hospitals

Staff writer

St. Luke Hospital in Marion made this year’s Chartis Center for Rural Health’s list of the top 100 critical access hospitals for 2020.

The Chartis Center ranks 1,350 critical access hospitals nationally to create the list.

In Kansas, 13 hospitals made the list.

“Having 13 in the state of Kansas, I think, speaks to the support of the Kansas Hospital Association,” CEO Jeremy Ensey said.

Factors used to determine the top hospitals include inpatient and outpatient market share, quality, patient outcomes, patient perspectives, costs and charge per case, and financial stability.

“It takes an entire organization performing at a high level to be able to get this award,” Ensey said.

In recent years, St. Luke’s scores have consistently been close to making the top 100 list.

In 2018, the hospital made the organization’s Top 20 Quality list.

The hospital learned it had made the prestigious list last week.

Last modified March 5, 2020