Montrose Memorial Hospital, Delta County Memorial Hospital Ranked Top Hospitals Second Year in a Row

MONTROSE, CO: A new report ranks both Montrose Memorial Hospital and Delta County Memorial Hospital in the Top 100 Rural Community Hospitals for the second year in a row.

The report is issued by The National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. According to the report, top performing hospitals excel in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers.

“This significant achievement is a testament to the success of our hospitals and better care for our communities,” said Steve Hannah, MHA, CEO of Montrose Memorial Hospital. “I’m proud of our employees and the leadership from our Board of Directors. Congratulations to Delta County Memorial Hospital for their achievements and we look forward to collaborating to improve the health in our region.”

The hospitals are working together in various ways to improve care for the region with shared efforts in the San Juan Accountable Care Organization, producing a joint Community Health Needs Assessment to report on health activity and opportunities in the region, and working together ensure patient access to the best healthcare.

“As a community we can be proud of our hospital, which is really a system of people, and their focus on quality for all patients without regard for how they pay.  Safe, quality care for all is the foundation of our hospital culture and this outside recognition demonstrates that MMH is achieving the objective of financial sustainability while providing outstanding care. My hat is off to the entire team,” said Ron Courtney, MMHI Board Chair.

About Montrose Memorial Hospital(

Montrose Memorial Hospital is a 501(c)3 nonprofit healthcare system serving Montrose, San Miguel, Ouray, Gunnison, Delta, Hinsdale and San Juan counties. The health system offers a 75-bed hospital and an extensive range of inpatient & outpatient health care services, including cardiology, oncology, minimally invasive surgery, laboratory, medical imaging/radiology, Mountain View Therapy, Level III Trauma Center, Acute Rehabilitation Unit and the family birthing center. The health system partners with regional providers on joint ventures to meet local healthcare needs, including CareFlight air ambulance service, San Juan Cancer Center and Black Canyon Surgical Center. Montrose Memorial is the second-largest employer in Montrose County, with more than 600 employees and 100 physicians who represent 23 medical specialties. The hospital has received patient satisfaction ratings exceeding 90% since 2010.

About The Chartis Group

The Chartis Group (Chartis) is a national advisory services firm dedicated to the healthcare industry. Chartis provides strategic planning, value-based care, advanced performance, informatics and technology consulting services as well as leading-edge decision support tools to the country’s leading healthcare providers. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities. Learn more at

About iVantage Health Analytics, a subsidiary of The Chartis Group

iVantage Health Analytics (iVantage) is a leading provider of healthcare analytic and performance management analytic tools. Health system and hospital leadership teams across the country rely on the company’s software and services to deliver customized insights on clinical and financial performance, strategic planning, market assessment and payment optimization. iVantage’s analytics are the basis of continuing thought leadership

and insight in the areas of healthcare policy and research. In 2015, iVantage was acquired by The Chartis Group, a national advisory services firm dedicated to the healthcare industry. Learn more at