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Evanston, WY (March 14, 2024)—Evanston Regional Hospital was recently named by the National Rural
Health Association (NRHA) for the second year in a row as one of the top 20 rural and community
hospitals in the country. Previously, the hospital was recognized as a Top 100 rural and community
hospital for three consecutive years.
The determining factors for the top 20 rural and community hospitals are based on eight indicators:
inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost,
charge, and finance.
“We are deeply honored that NRHA recognized Evanston Regional Hospital as a top provider of rural
care in the nation,” said Cheri Willard, CEO of Evanston Regional Hospital. This prestigious
recognition underscores the dedication of our team of physicians and staff. Our community can trust
in our ongoing pursuit of excellence, and we are humbled to be a hospital people can rely on every
NRHA announced the 20 highest-ranked prospective payment system hospitals in the country based on
an evaluation by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. The hospitals are identified using the
Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX, the most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural
PPS hospital performance. These hospitals will be recognized on May 9 during NRHA’s Annual Rural
Health Conference in New Orleans.

About Evanston Regional Hospital
Evanston Regional Hospital is a community hospital committed to providing quality healthcare close
to home as an affiliate of the University of Utah. Evanston Regional Hospital was named a Top 100
Rural and Community Hospital by The Chartis Group in 2022, 2021 and 2020 as well as a Top 20 Rural
and Community Hospital in 2023 and 2024. Evanston Regional Hospital was the first hospital in
Wyoming to earn Chest Pain Accreditation by the American College of Cardiology and maintains the
accreditation today. In 2017, 2018 and 2019, Evanston Regional Hospital received national
recognition for Performance Leadership in Quality among the nation’s rural hospitals. Evanston
Regional Hospital is proud to offer a 30-minute ER pledge, which means the ER medical professionals
work diligently to see patients within 30 minutes (or less) of their arrival to the ER. For more
information, please visit

About NRHA
NRHA is a nonprofit organization working to improve the health and well-being of rural Americans
and provide leadership on rural health issues through advocacy, communications, education, and
research. NRHA’s membership consists of diverse
individuals and organizations, all of whom share the common bond of an interest in rural health.

About Chartis
Chartis is a comprehensive health care advisory firm dedicated to helping clients build a healthier
world. We work across the health care continuum with more than 900 clients annually, including
providers, payers, health services organizations, technology and retail companies, and investors.
Through times of change, challenge, and opportunity, we advise the industry on how to navigate
disruption, pursue growth, achieve financial sustainability, unleash technology, improve care
models and operations, enhance clinical quality and safety, and advance health equity. The teams we
convene bring deep industry expertise and industry leading innovation, enabling clients to achieve
transformational results and
create positive societal impact. For more information, visit