Where Do You Stand?
The Hospital Strength INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance in the United States.
By assessing performance across more than 50 individual indicators and eight pillars of performance, INDEX brings a rural-relevant perspective to healthcare leaders making strategic and operational decisions. The INDEX is the foundation for many of rural healthcare’s most prominent awards (e.g. Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, NOSORH Performance Excellence Awards) and is used by organizations such as the National Rural Health Association in support of its advocacy and legislative initiatives.
Since its inception, the INDEX has helped more than 750 rural and Critical Access Hospitals integrate sophisticated analytics for benchmarking performance, and has also been used by more than 25 state agencies, state hospital associations, federal grant programs and both the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH). INDEX analytics have also informed healthcare industry policy, research and thought leadership.
To learn more about the annual Rural Relevance Study or other research findings which leverage INDEX data, visit Research and Education.