ACMH Recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

Audubon County Memorial Hospital in Audubon, IA announced it has been recognized as a 2023 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™.

“This award shows the commitment of our staff and providers to achieving excellence with quality and compassion to those we serve,” stated Suzanne Cooner, Chief Executive Officer of Audubon County Memorial Hospital. “We are honored to be recognized as one of the top performing critical access hospitals in the country.”

“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.”

Now in its 13th year, 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 affiliates, 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.

Audubon County Memorial Hospital is a non-profit community hospital that provides various hospital and clinic services, close to home. Services include cardiac rehabilitation, emergency services, laboratory, medical-surgical, numerous outpatient specialty clinics, rehabilitation services, radiology, skilled care, and state-of-the-art surgical services.  For more information visit or contact 712-563-2611.