Castleview Hospital Named as a Top 20 Rural Hospital

February 28, 2020

Top 20 Rural and Community Hospital Winner logoPrice, Utah, Mar. 2, 2020 – Castleview Hospital was recently named to the top 20 rural and community hospitals by The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) out of 1,821 total rural community hospitals across the United States. Castleview accompanies only two other Utah hospitals on the list. This year marks the hospital’s third time being named a top 20 rural and community hospital in the past four years.

“As we celebrate our 40th anniversary this year, this designation means even more to us,” said Greg Cook, chief executive officer at Castleview Hospital. “Being named a top 20 rural and community hospital is a direct result of the sustained passion and commitment our entire staff gives in serving our neighbors, friends and community. It is also indicative of the support we continue to receive from our community. This award is as much for them as it is the hospital.”

The designation is based on an evaluation by the Chartis Center for Rural Health using iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index. The determining factors for the top 20 rural and community hospitals were based on eight indices: quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, inpatient market share, outpatient market share, costs, charges and financial stability.

“We value the ongoing efforts and collaboration of our physicians, providers, staff and community, stated Cook. “Castleview Hospital offers high quality care now, and plans to well into the future. This is a team effort because only by working together are we able to honor our mission to make communities healthier.”

The Castleview Hospital administration team has been invited to attend an awards ceremony at the NRHA’s Rural Hospital Innovation Summit on May 21 in San Diego, CA where they will presented the award.

The top 20 rural and community hospital winners are (in alphabetical order):

AdventHealth Ottawa                                                                                    Ottawa, Kan.

Ascension St. John Jane Phillips                                                                  Bartlesville, Okla.

Aurora Medical Center Manitowoc County                                                   Two Rivers, Wis.

Avera Sacred Heart Hospital                                                                        Yankton, S.D.

Avera St. Luke’s Hospital                                                                              Aberdeen, S.D.

Avera St. Mary’s Hospital                                                                             Pierre, S.D.

Brookings Health System                                                                             Brookings, S.D.

Castleview Hospital                                                                                      Price, Utah

Cedar City Hospital                                                                                       Cedar City, Utah

Columbus Community Hospital                                                                    Columbus, Neb.

Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers                                               Bryan, Ohio

Guadalupe County Hospital                                                                         Santa Rosa, N.M.

Major Health Partners                                                                                   Shelbyville, Ind.

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center                                                  Jasper, Ind.

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System                                                                  Watertown, S.D.

Pratt Regional Medical Center                                                                       Pratt, Kan.

Sevier Valley Hospital                                                                                     Richfield, Utah

Stillwater Medical Center                                                                               Stillwater, Okla.

University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton                               Easton, Md.

Willamette Valley Medical Center                                                                  McMinnville, Ore.

About NRHA

The National Rural Health Association is a national nonprofit membership organization with more than 20,000 members. The association’s mission is to provide leadership on rural health issues. NRHA membership consists of a diverse collection of individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

About The Chartis Group

The Chartis Group 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. Chartis has offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, New York, Minneapolis, and San Francisco. For more information, visit

About iVantage Health Analytics

iVantage Health Analytics, through proprietary analytics and modeling, helps health care organizations evaluate performance, identify opportunities for improvement, and manage success. iVantage’s solutions are designed to be foundational utilities for health systems, community hospitals, rural providers, and independent medical groups to manage their strategic, financial, operational, and clinical performance. In 2015, iVantage was acquired by the Chartis Group. For more information, visit

About Castleview Hospital

Castleview Hospital serves Carbon and Emery counties and the surrounding area with comprehensive inpatient and outpatient services at its 49-bed facility and physician practices. The hospital also includes Emery Medical Center – a family practice and urgent care clinic in Castle Dale, Utah. Castleview Hospital maintains a Gold Seal of Approval® from The Joint Commission, is an Accredited Chest Pain Center, a Stroke designated facility, a LifePoint Health National Quality Leader and has been named a Top 100 and Top 20 rural and community hospital several times.