Madison Memorial is Named One of the Nation’s Top 100 Rural and Community Hospitals

Dr. Robert Bobert
Dr. Robert Bobert


Madison Memorial Hospital was named as one of the nation’s top 100 rural and community hospitals by the Chartis Group, a healthcare advisory firm with eight locations across the country. Only 32 states had hospitals scoring high enough to be included in the 2021 rankings. Madison Memorial was the only Idaho hospital to make the list.

Becker’s Hospital Review, widely recognized for its comprehensive hospital rankings, included the Chartis Group’s results in its own announcement of the top 100 rural and community hospitals, further contributing to the validity of the study.

According to Becker’s, the Chartis Center for Rural Health based their rankings on eight key performance areas defined by the Hospital Strength Index, including the following: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge and financial efficiency. Madison Memorial scored highly enough in each of these areas to earn inclusion in the center’s exclusive list.

According to the American Hospital Association, there are currently 1,805 rural community hospitals in the United States.

“To be named in the top 100 is like being in the top 5%, nationwide,” said Dr. Rachel Gonzales, Chief Executive Officer at Madison Memorial. “It’s an incredible honor.”

“We’ve always known that we have something very special here in Rexburg,” said Doug McBride, the hospital’s Executive Director of Business Development. “It’s wonderful to receive this kind of national recognition, to be validated in this way.”

“As a hospital administrator,” said Gonzales, “I can truly say, this recognition has been earned by the highly capable health care professionals and staff of the entire Madison Memorial organization. I feel very fortunate to be able to be associated with such amazing individuals and live in the vicinity of a nationally-ranked, outstanding local hospital. It’s such a privilege. It enhances the quality of life of all of us – myself, my family, my neighbors, my friends.”


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