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LifeCare recognized as TOP 100 Critical Access Hospital, again!

LifeCare recognized as TOP 100 Critical Access Hospital, again!

LifeCare Medical Center of Roseau, MN was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX.

“This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best healthcare possible to our community while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said Keith Okeson, President/CEO at LifeCare Medical Center. “To receive this distinction again really proves how hard our employees work to deliver the utmost quality care.”

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals out of 1,350 in the United States! Earning this distinction is a testament of the dedication to quality and compassionate care by our physicians and employees, in addition to the forward thinking direction of our Board of Directors. LifeCare’s success also hinges on the strength and loyalty of the community in helping us to support our mission. We are proud to serve as a benchmark for other rural facilities as we all continue to strive for excellence through the challenges of uncertainties along with the excitement of new innovation,” says Okeson.

Based entirely on publicly available data, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Utilizing 50 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses performance across eight pillars of performance that span market, value and finance-based categories. Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally.

“The Top 100 Critical Access Hospital award program reminds us that rural providers haven’t lost touch with their mission and are committed to delivering better quality, better outcomes and better patient satisfaction. It’s a pleasure to be able to not only recognize this year’s recipients, but our larger group of top 100 alumni as we celebrate 10 years of The Hospital Strength INDEX,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Top 100 Hospital Resources:
The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals as well as the INDEX methodology can be found at In 2020, Ivantage Health Analytics is celebrating its tenth anniversary.

To learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health or to speak with someone regarding the INDEX and the Top 100, please email Billy Balfour at [email protected].

LifeCare Medical Center is a not-for-profit health care system employing approximately 450 people throughout Roseau County in Northern Minnesota. To learn more about LifeCare Medical Center, visit