BMHD Recognized as Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Blue Mountain Hospital District in John Day, OR has been recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access 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™.

“We are honored to make the 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list. With over 1,350 Critical Access Hospitals serving rural areas across the country, it is humbling to be included with this group of hospitals, “said Derek Daly, CEO of Blue Mountain Hospital District. “I am proud of our entire organization and am thankful for all of the contributions of each one of our team members, providers, volunteers, and board members across our District that were necessary to make this happen. The work that our team members have accomplished over the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic has been amazing to see. I also want to congratulate our colleagues at Wallowa Memorial Hospital and Grande Ronde Hospital for achieving Top 100 recognition as well. The fact that all three Oregon hospitals are from Eastern Oregon is a testament to the access to quality health care that exists in our region.”

“Despite unprecedented adversity rural providers continue to display resiliency and a steadfast commitment to their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Honoring the Top 100 is one of the highpoints of our year. We are delighted to recognize the exceptional performance and innovation of this year’s recipients, particularly in light of the extraordinary challenges facing America’s rural health safety net.”

Over the course of the last 12 years, the INDEX has established itself as the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging publicly available data, the INDEX is trusted by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.