Audubon County Memorial Hospital and Clinics Named as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

Audubon County Memorial Hospital has been named a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital out of the more than 1,300 critical access hospitals in the nation by the National Rural Health Association, which puts them in the top 1.5%.

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospital recognition is given to those hospitals who have achieved success in overall performance based on eight indices of strength including inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charges, and financial stability. Audubon County Memorial Hospital was selected from iVantage’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospital list, which was released earlier this year.

“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.”

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, fitness center, laboratory, medical-surgical, numerous outpatient specialty clinics, rehabilitation services, radiology, skilled care, and state-of-the-art surgical services.

About the National Rural Health Association

NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and wellbeing of rural Americans and providing leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research. NRHA membership is made up of 21,000 diverse individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health. For more information, visit