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Alomere Health Again Named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital for 2019

March 11, 2019

Alomere Health announced, for the second consecutive time, it has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.

“We are extremely honored to receive this prestigious designation once again from The Chartis Center for Rural Health,” said Carl Vaagenes, CEO at Alomere Health.  Vaagenes added, “This recognition is a true reflection of the hard work and dedication of our staff at Alomere Health and their commitment to providing high quality care close to home for our friends, families and community members.”

Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility scored in the top 100 among all rural and community hospitals nationally. Now in its ninth year, the INDEX leverages 50 rural-relevant indicators across eight pillars of hospital strength (i.e. Inpatient Market Share, Outpatient Market Chare, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective and Financial Stability) to determine an overall score for each hospital. Each of the INDEX’s 50 indicators is culled from publicly-available data sources.

“In an era of increased complexity and uncertainty, Top 100 hospitals have established themselves as a bellwether for rural provider performance,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Top 100 status is a real indicator of how proactive these hospitals are when it comes to pushing for performance improvement in areas such as quality, outcomes, patient safety, market share and finance.”

Learn more about Alomere Health’s recent awards and recognition here.


Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital Resources:

The list of this year’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, as well as the 2019 INDEX methodology, can be found at

To learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health or to speak with someone regarding the INDEX and the 2019 Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at

About Alomere Health

Alomere Health is a general medical and surgical hospital in Alexandria, MN, accredited by Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP). Alomere Health serves the community and region as a non-profit and locally-governed hospital; providing local access to high-quality, comprehensive medical care. Alomere Health is located at 111 17th Avenue East in Alexandria, MN 56308. Learn more about Alomere Health visit