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LEWISTOWN, Pa. Geisinger Lewistown Hospital has been named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in United States for 2020 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. Hospitals recognized as Top 100 facilities had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all rural and community hospitals throughout the nation.

“Healthcare in rural America is a much-discussed topic, and at Geisinger Lewistown Hospital, our main priority is to serve the communities around us,” said Kirk Thomas, chief administrative officer, Geisinger Western Region. “We are happy to receive this recognition as testimony to the hard work the team is putting in to better the quality of healthcare our community receives. It is a source of motivation and inspiration to us.”

Utilizing 50 independent indicators, the index assesses performance across eight pillars of performance that span market-, value- and finance-based categories. It’s used by organizations such as the National Rural Health Association for their advocacy and legislative outreach efforts.

“The Top 100 Rural & Community 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.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.

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