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Methodist Fremont Health Recognized as a Top 100 Rural and Community Hospital

Published: March 2, 2023

Methodist Fremont Health has been recognized as a 2023 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™.

Methodist Fremont Health’s 2023 INDEX score was achieved through high marks in multiple categories, including patient care, outcomes, perspective and cost. Now in its 13th year, the INDEX has established itself as the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance across the country.

“We’re incredibly proud of the fact that Methodist Fremont Health is one of only two hospitals in Nebraska to receive this recognition,” said Brett Richmond, president and CEO of Methodist Fremont Health. “Even amidst uncertainty – like that of the COVID-19 pandemic – our commitment to improving our quality of care and securing better outcomes has never wavered. Every employee that makes up Methodist Fremont Health remains focused on patient safety and satisfaction no matter the challenges they’re dealt. This achievement is a true reflection of our commitment to our community.”

Established in 1940, Methodist Fremont Health became a Methodist Health System affiliate in 2018. It currently employs more than 720 full- and part-time staff members and has an active medical staff of more than 100 physicians and advanced practice providers. The hospital includes 75 inpatient beds – 55 acute care beds and 20 behavioral health beds – and boasts an accredited cancer program. It also offers a 24/7 Emergency Department that treats over 17,000 patients per year. Dunklau Gardens, the nursing home facility attached to the hospital, offers long-term care, short-term rehabilitation as well as hospice services.

“Across the nation, top 100 rural providers continue to serve as a source of inspiration for hospital leadership teams and staff working diligently every day to improve the delivery of care within their local communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, the Chartis Center for Rural Health. “The list of award winners in each category is as geographically diverse as we’ve seen in some time, which is wonderful to see. We’re thrilled to be able to honor the outstanding efforts of these top performing rural hospitals.”

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