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Critical Access Top Hospital 2019 BadgeMyrtue was named one of the 100 highest-ranked Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. Myrtue is the only Iowa hospital to receive this award eight years in a row. Regarded as one of the industry’s most significant designations of performance excellence, the annual Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award is based upon the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX® from iVantage Health Analytics. Each of the 1300 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States were considered for the rankings. Myrtue is part of an elite group of only four Critical Access Hospitals nationwide who have received this award for at least eight years in a row.

Silver Referring 2019 Mission Lifeline BadgeIn addition to the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals award, Myrtue Medical Center is the first Critical Access Hospital in the state of Iowa to receive American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Silver Referring achievement award. Myrtue Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Referring Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Myrtue is the first Critical Access Hospital in the state of Iowa to receive this elite cardiac care designation.