Baptist Medical Center Nassau was the only community hospital in Florida to be named to the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s annual list of the top 100 rural and community hospitals in the United States.
“This is a great honor – one I owe to our team members and physicians who have continued to exceed expectations despite the challenges of the past year,” said Hospital President Ed Hubel. “It is because of their unwavering commitment that Baptist Nassau is the No. 1 choice for health care in the county.”
The 2020 list was determined by results of the Hospital Strength Index, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance in the nation. The Hospital Strength Index assesses performance across eight pillars of performance, including: market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency.
Hospitals designated as rural by the Office of Rural Health Policy include 1,326 critical access hospitals and 752 hospitals that serve rural populations.