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Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a top Critical Access Hospital by the iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX.

The ranking by the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute and the Chartis Center for Rural Health places HRRMC as one of the top performers in managing risk, achieving higher quality, increasing patient satisfaction, better health outcomes, operating at a lower cost than competitors.

“We are pleased as one of only two hospitals in Colorado to be recognized as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital in the United States,” said hospital CEO Bob Morasko.

HRRMC also received the Top 100 designation in 2017 and 2018.

The iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX is considered the most comprehensive rating of rural hospital performance in the U.S. and provided the basis for many rural health care advocacy efforts, legislative initiatives and most prominent awards.

The National Rural Health Association is a national nonprofit membership organization that provides leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education and research.

The Chartis Group is a national advisory and analytics services firm for the health care industry. iVantage Health Analytics is a subsidiary of Chartis Group and provides health care analytics and performance solutions.

The hospital is currently undergoing a major expansion of its health services pavilion, predicted to be completed around May 1.