Mercy Arkansas Hospitals Named Top 20 for Quality

June 19, 2023

Two Mercy critical access hospitals in Arkansas recently were named “best practice” hospitals for quality by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Mercy hospitals in Booneville and Waldron, Arkansas, were ranked in the Top 20 for quality, joining just 18 other hospitals across the country in receiving the designation. Mercy hospitals in Kingfisher, Tishomingo and Logan County, Oklahoma, also received the honor.

The rankings were recently announced by the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). An awards ceremony will be held during NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference in September in Kansas City, Missouri.

Mercy doctor's coat Mercy Hospital Booneville, left, and Mercy Hospital Waldron have been named Top 20 best practice hospitals for quality for 2023.

“Being named Top 20 in the nation for quality shows our patients and their families that they are receiving the best possible care while staying closer to home,” said Juli Stec, vice president of patient services at Mercy. “Our co-workers in Booneville and Waldron are to be commended for this latest recognition, which demonstrates Mercy’s commitment to high-quality care in our patients’ hometowns.”

The hospitals were recognized through the Chartis Group’s quality index, a rating of hospital performance based on the percentile rank across rural-relevant process-of-care measures.

“NRHA is committed to ensuring our members have the best information to manage their hospitals,” said Brock Slabach, NRHA chief operations officer. “We’re pleased to recognize the accomplishments of these rural hospitals.”

Mercy Hospital Booneville is a 25-bed critical access hospital at 880 W. Main St. in Booneville serving Logan County. Mercy Hospital Waldron is a 24-bed critical access hospital serving Scott County.