SALT LAKE CITY — Three rural Utah hospitals have been named in the top 20 list of best rural and community hospitals in the nation by The National Rural Health Organization.
Castleview Hospital in Price, Cedar City Hospital and Sevier Valley Hospital in Richfield were in the top 20 out of 1,821 rural and community hospitals across the U.S.
“As we celebrate our 40th anniversary this year, this designation means even more to us,” Greg Cook, chief executive officer at Castleview Hospital, said in a statement. The hospital has made the list three times over the last four years, according to a news release.
The recognition comes as “a direct result of the sustained passion and commitment our entire staff gives in serving our neighbors, friends and community,” Cook continued.
Hospitals were evaluated based on the Hospital Strength Index, a ranking system which judges hospitals on eight categories: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge and financial stability.
“It is also indicative of the support we continue to receive from our community. This award is as much for them as it is the hospital,” Cook said.