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Alomere Health Named a 2018 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital

July 21, 2018

Alomere Health (formerly Douglas County Hospital) in Alexandria, MN was recently named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

“Combined with recently being nationally recognized by the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services as a 5 out of 5-Star hospital, and by the Leapfrog Group with an “A” grade rating for patient safety, these recognitions are evidence and a great testament to the teamwork and overall commitment to supporting a culture of accountability and excellence that has been embraced by the staff and physicians who work in the clinics and hospital settings. “ – Carl Vaagenes, Alomere Health CEO

Alomere Health scored in the top 100 of rural and community hospitals on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®. The INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural provider performance and its results are the basis for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards, advocacy efforts and legislative initiatives. The list of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals can be found at

The Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals play a key role in providing a safety net to communities across America – and the INDEX measures these facilities across eight pillars of hospital strength: Inpatient Share Ranking, Outpatient Share Ranking, Cost, Charge, Quality, Outcomes, Patient Perspective, and Financial Stability.

“The Hospital Strength INDEX provides a true benchmark for helping rural providers to better understand performance levels and identify areas of improvement. When we look across the spectrum of rural-relevant INDEX indicators, the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals are establishing a new standard for how to deliver higher quality care to their communities despite an unpredictable healthcare environment,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader of The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

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 Ave East in Alexandria, MN 56308. Learn more about Alomere Health visit

About The Chartis Group

The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the healthcare industry. With an unparalleled depth of expertise in strategic planning, performance excellence, informatics and technology, and health analytics, Chartis helps leading academic medical centers, integrated delivery networks, children’s hospitals and healthcare service organizations achieve transformative results. The Chartis Center for Rural Health (CCRH) was formed in 2016 to offer tailored services, performance management solutions, research and education to rural hospitals and facilities. Learn more at