(Muscatine, IA – March 10, 2021) – UnityPoint Health® – Trinity Muscatine in Muscatine, Iowa today announced it has been recognized as a 2021 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this 11th annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX®.
“We have always been strongly committed to providing the best care possible for the Muscatine community and this award goes to show how far our efforts have come,” said Angie Johnson, Executive Director of Trinity Muscatine. “We want the Muscatine community to know we are invested in their health and they can always trust they will receive excellent care when they walk through our doors.”
“The Top 100 program continues to illuminate strategies and innovation for delivering higher quality care and better outcomes within rural communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We are delighted to be able to spotlight the efforts of these facilities through the INDEX framework.”
Over the course of the last 11 years, the INDEX has grown to become the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Based entirely on public data and utilizing 36 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses rural hospitals across eight pillars of performance, including market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency. The INDEX framework is widely used across the nation by independent rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints and state offices of rural health, which provide access to INDEX analytics through grant-funded initiatives.
UnityPoint Health – Trinity recently announced a $6 million project to make significant improvements to Trinity Muscatine’s hospital facilities and the services provided to the community. The project prioritizes facility upgrades to allow local medical providers more of the resources they need to provide high-quality, personal care closer to home. Trinity Muscatine is located at 1518 Mulberry Avenue in Muscatine, Iowa.
About UnityPoint Health
UnityPoint Health is one of the nation’s most integrated health systems, providing care to both metropolitan and rural communities across Iowa, western Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Headquartered in West Des Moines, Iowa, UnityPoint Health has relationships with more than 400 physician clinics, 21 regional and 19 community network hospitals, 7 community mental health centers, 4 accredited colleges and home care services throughout its 9 regions. UnityPoint Health entities employ more than 32,000 employees who are dedicated to making it easier for people to live well. More at unitypoint.org.