ACMH Recognized for Performance Leadership by The Chartis Center for Rural Health

AUDUBON, IA, NOVEMBER 10, 2023 – As part of National Rural Health Day, Audubon County Memorial Hospital today announced it has been recognized with a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality. Compiled by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (i.e., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and/or Patient Perspective.

“I am so proud of the staff and providers at ACMH for their commitment and continued focus on the high quality care we provide to our patients,” said Suzanne Cooner, CEO of Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics. “To be recognized for the quality care provided demonstrates our dedication and commitment to carry out our mission of excellence with quality and compassion to those we serve.”

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The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health around the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

“Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination, and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities. Rural healthcare truly is mission-driven,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This National Rural Health Day, let us recognize the efforts of this year’s Performance Leadership Award winners and all those driven to deliver high quality care throughout rural communities.”

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.