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NRHA names CHI Health Plainview Top 20 critical access hospital for quality

CHI Health Plainview has received the “Top 20 Best Practices in Quality” designation from the National Rural Health Association (NRHA), marking the hospital’s third consecutive year to achieve this merit.

CHI Health Plainview is among 20 critical access hospitals across the nation that received outstanding scores for quality, which are evaluated and produced by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The NRHA announced the 2019 rankings in May. By granting this merit, the NRHA considers CHI Health Plainview a national exemplar of best practices in rural health care.

“We are very excited to have received this quality award for the third year in a row,” said Gregory Beckmann, president of CHI Health Plainview. “Our hospital continues to be among the very best healthcare facilities in the nation for quality of care by preventing infections, re-admissions and deaths while obtaining very high patient satisfaction scores. This recognition demonstrates how committed our staff members are to their patients.”

In addition to providing the highest level of care, CHI Health Plainview is also committed to making health care accessible.

“CHI Health is rolling out new opportunities to match our great care with affordable healthcare pricing through our MDSave website,” Beckmann said. “This is a great tool that now allows us to provide the best care in the area, as well as the best pricing.”

The hospitals to achieve “Top 20 Best Practices in Quality” are identified through iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, which is a comprehensive and objective assessment of rural and critical access hospital performance based upon market, value-based and financial measures.

CHI Health Plainview was among the top critical access hospitals in the nation with the highest scores in quality and patient perspective. Processes of care measures like emergency department, influenza immunization and outpatient metrics were evaluated in this process.

About CHI Health Plainview

Since its opening in 1968, CHI Health Plainview has been providing patients of Pierce, Antelope and Knox counties with exceptional care and quality outcomes. Plainview is a 15-bed critical access facility with inpatient and outpatient services. Its mission at CHI Health is to care for the body, mind and spirit of every person.

About CHI Health

CHI Health is a regional health network with a unified mission: nurturing the healing ministry of the Church while creating healthier communities. Headquartered in Omaha, the combined organization consists of 14 hospitals, two stand-alone behavioral health facilities, more than 150 employed physician practice locations and more than 12,000 employees in Nebraska and southwestern Iowa.

In fiscal 2018, CHI Health invested more than $179.3 million back into our communities. The majority of those dollars went to caring for the poor and underserved.

CHI Health is part of CommonSpirit Health, a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 through the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. CommonSpirit Health is committed to creating healthier communities, delivering exceptional patient care, and ensuring every person has access to quality health care. With its national office in Chicago and a team of approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit Health operates 142 hospitals and more than 700 care sites across 21 states. In FY 2018, Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health had combined revenues of $29.2 billion and provided $4.2 billion in charity care, community benefit, and unreimbursed government programs.

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

About The Chartis Group

The Chartis Group® (Chartis) provides comprehensive advisory services and analytics to the health care 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 health care service organizations achieve transformative results. Learn more at