Montrose Memorial Hospital Only Four-Time Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Awardee in Colorado

MONTROSE, CO: Montrose Memorial Hospital (MMH) today announced it has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health for the fourth year in a row. It is the only hospital in Colorado with this recognition for four consecutive years.

“I want to thank our employees, physicians, providers and Board for this remarkable achievement,” said James Kiser, CEO of Montrose Memorial Hospital. “This award speaks to their tremendous dedication to the health of our communities. Our patients expect and deserve great care, and we consider it a great privilege to deliver only the best care for our Friends & Family.”

Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX from iVantage Health Anayltics. Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the INDEX leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Chare, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly-available data sources.

“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance.”

Only four Colorado hospitals made the 2019 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital list, with Montrose Memorial Hospital the only awardee within 100 miles in any direction. The award is distinct from the 100 Great Community Hospitals recognition given to MMH by Becker’s Hospital Review last year.

Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Resources:
The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, as well as the 2019 INDEX methodology, can be found at