Ivinson Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the Top 20 rural community hospitals in the country by the National Rural Health Association.

IMH was named one of the top 20 rural hospitals out of 811 hospitals in the U.S. designated as rural, according to a release from IMH. Rural hospitals are categorized as those with about 25 to 200 beds. Out of 2,123 rural hospitals in the U.S, 811 are designated as rural and 1,312 are categorized as critical access hospitals.

The hospitals were ranked according to eight determining factors: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspectives, costs, charge and financial stability.

The Chartis Center for Rural Health conducted the evaluations using iVantage Health Analytics.

“Ivinson Memorial Hospital is proud of the efforts of its employees and medical staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said IMH Chief Executive Officer, Doug Faus in a statement “We have made tremendous strides toward our vision of Exceptional Care, and this award validates our efforts. We know, however, we still have areas for improvement and we view process improvement as a continual journey.”

The hospitals will be recognized at an awards ceremony in New Orleans during the NRHA’s Rural Health Innovation Hospital Summit May 10 in New Orleans.