MCMC Ranked Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Miners Colfax Medical Center (MCMC) in Raton, New Mexico today announced it has been named a 2020 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. This annual award honoring rural hospital performance is determined by the results of iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength INDEX®, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2020.

Bo Beames, CEO of MCMC stated that “We are very honored to receive recognition as a Top 100 CAH in the US —it confirms our dedication to serving our community and region in the best possible manner.  Providing care of the highest quality through leading healthcare practices is our top priority within Miners Colfax Medical Center.”

Denise Daves, RN, Chief Nursing Officer who oversees MCMC clinical quality stated, “This award and our continuous improvement efforts are possible because of the many dedicated nurses, physicians and care team members. Every hospital department and profession play a critical role in helping us implement and sustain important quality, patient safety and financial measures.”

Based entirely on publicly available data, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Utilizing 50 independent indicators, the INDEX assesses performance across eight pillars of performance that span market-, value- and finance-based categories. Hospitals recognized as a Top 100 facility had one of the 100 highest overall scores among all Critical Access Hospitals nationally.

“The Top 100 Critical Access Hospital award program reminds us that rural providers haven’t lost touch with their mission and are committed to delivering better quality, better outcomes and better patient satisfaction. It’s a pleasure to be able to not only recognize this year’s recipients, but our larger group of top 100 alumni as we celebrate 10 years of The Hospital Strength INDEX,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Top 100 Hospital Resources

The list of this year’s Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals as well as the INDEX methodology can be found at

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