Published on March 15, 2021

Pella Regional Health Center Named a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by Chartis Center for Rural Health


PELLA, Iowa –Pella Regional Health Center has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. This 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance based on results of the Chartis Hospital Strength INDEX®. In addition, Pella Regional is recognized as a Top Quartile Performer for Outcomes as part of the Performance Leadership Award 2020 from National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). 

“We’re thrilled to receive this award from Chartis,” said Bob Kroese, Chief Executive Officer at Pella Regional.  “Being named one of the top 100 is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our providers and staff. Our team works tirelessly, living out our mission to provide high quality care with Christian compassion for all our patients. I’m proud of all their efforts and the recognition they’ve received.”

Over the course of the last 11 years, the INDEX has grown to become the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on public data and utilizing 36 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses rural hospitals across eight pillars of performance, including market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. The INDEX framework is widely used across the nation by independent rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints and state offices of rural health, which provide access to INDEX analytics through grant-funded initiatives.