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Recognition and Awards

Community Hospital is dedicated to upholding high standards of excellence in all of our medical services. This focus allows us to offer a level of health care in Southwest Nebraska and Northwest Kansas that is quite remarkable. We are proud to have our efforts recognized.

Timberline and Peak Awards

These state awards from the Rocky Mountian Performance Excellence Program, are part of the national Baldrige Performance Excellence Program. Healthcare organizations around the country are looking for ways to improve safety and outcomes, while reducing cost. The programs' criteria: Leadership, Strategic Planning, Customer Focus, Measurement, Analysis and Knowledge Management, Workforce Focus, Operations Focus and Results, helps Community Hospital improve operations and sustain world-class results. See Timberline Award and Peak Award.

Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

2018-Community Hospital was named as one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in America as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.The Top 20 CAHs are the highest ranked hospitals, chosen from a larger set of Top 100 CAHs, of which Community Hospital was chosen earlier in the year.

Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

2017-Community Hospital was named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

2018-Community Hospital was named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health for the second year in a row.

Wellness Awards


Governor's Wellness Award

Caring Kind Award Recipients

The Caring Kind award is a time-honored tradition of the Nebraska Hospital Association. It recognizes outstanding health care employees who have demonstrated compassion for patients, cooperation with coworkers and dedication to providing the best care possible. Hospitals across the state select a Caring Kind recipient from within their respective institutions. Current and past recipients.

National Excellence in Healthcare Awards

The National Excellence in Healthcare Awards are presented yearly by the Professional Research Consultants (PRC). PRC is a nationally-known healthcare marketing research company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. More...

Top Performer on Key Quality Measures®

Community Hospital was named Top Performer on Key Quality Measures® by The Joint Commission in November 2015 for the third straight year.The hospital was recognized for its achievement on the measure set of Surgical Care and Pneumonia.

Most Wired National Survey

Community Hospital has been recognized multiple times in the Most Wired Survey and Benchmarking Study. More...

Featured in Consumer Reports

Community Hospital was rated for safe surgery, along with 23 other Nebraska hospitals. The hospital was featured in the September 2013 issue of Consumer Reports "Your safer-surgery survival guide: Our ratings of 2,463 U.S. hospitals can help you find the right one."

Featured in Nebraska Hospital Association magazine

Community Hospital was featured in the Nebraska Hospital Association magazine Healthier Nebraska in the summer 2013 quarterly edition featuring Community Hospital qualitiy initiatives, "Extra Steps to Extraordinary Care".

Nebraska Hospital Association Showcase Hospital for CMS

In 2012, Community Hospital was chosen as a showcase hospital by the Nebraska Hospital Association as a participant in the National Hospital Engagement Network, or HEN. The Nebraska report featuring Community Hospital was submitted to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Quest for Excellence Award

Community Hospital received the 2011 critical access hospital Quest for Excellence quality award at the Nebraska Hospital Association convention in October.

VHA Leadership Award

Community Hospital was honored at a VHA conference in May 2011 with the Supply Chain Management Excellence award. More...

Recognition for Quality Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is pleased to recognize Community Hospital for its commitment to delivering the best health care possible. More...


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