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Once Again St. James Recognized for Patient Outcomes by the Chartis Center for Rural Health

Performance Leadership Award Badge 2023

As part of the National Rural Health Day celebration, St. James Healthcare, now part of Intermountain Health, has received a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Outcomes. This marks the second straight year St. James has earned this designation. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (e.g., 75th percentile or above) among rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes, and Patient Perspective. 

Jay Doyle, President of St. James Healthcare

St. James Healthcare is honored to be recognized for the excellent care we provide to the people of Southwest Montana. The medical staff and caregivers at St. James understand the important role hospitals play in rural communities and they provide the best care possible to those who come through our doors.

Jay Doyle, President of St. James Healthcare

The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX®, the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations, and state offices of rural health around the country to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

“Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination, and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities. Rural healthcare truly is mission-driven,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This National Rural Health Day, let us recognize the efforts of this year’s Performance Leadership Award winners and all those driven to deliver high-quality care throughout rural communities.”

To view this year’s award winners in each category (Quality, Outcomes, and Patient Perspective) please visit: