Two Parkview hospitals recognized as 2019 Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals

FORT WAYNE, IND. – Feb. 18, 2019 – Two Parkview community hospitals, Parkview Noble Hospital and Parkview Huntington Hospital, have been named in 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 and Community Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics.

“This recognition speaks volumes to the dedication and commitment of the co-workers and physicians who make up the team at Parkview Noble Hospital,” said Gary Adkins, president, Parkview Noble Hospital. “Every day, with every encounter, each of them strives to deliver exceptional service to the person in their care. I am very proud of the world-class healthcare they provide to those who live and work in Noble County.” 

“It is gratifying to receive this recognition, not only of our consistently strong operational performance, but also of the importance of our pivotal role as a community hospital providing world-class care close to home for area residents,” said Juli Johnson, president, Parkview Huntington Hospital. “The opening of our new Center for Wound Healing and the expansion of our Rehab and Wellness Center are two strong examples of the way we continually examine community needs and adapt to provide additional patient-centered options. Being designated a Top 100 hospital is a testament to the commitment and dedication of our team 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.”

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

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