Genesis Medical Center, Aledo Earns Two National Awards
ALEDO, Ill. – Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, celebrated National Rural Health Day last week by receiving two prestigious national awards.
The first came from the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health. The organization tabbed Genesis Medical Center, Aledo as one of their 2023 Community Stars.
Only 39 rural health care facilities nationally received the honor.
According to the announcement on PowerOfRural.org, “The annual recognition program honors remarkable individuals and organizations going above and beyond for rural health. They exemplify the true spirit of collaboration, turning challenges into opportunities,
ensuring access to quality care, and fostering a sense of unity and support within our rural communities.”
Ted Rogalski, administrator of Genesis Medical Center, Aledo, said he was thrilled by the dual honors.
“Our hospital exemplifies the power of rural. The overwhelming amount of community collaboration and internal teamwork is key to our success,” said Rogalski. “Additionally, our size allows us to know our patients and community. Not only does this provide us with a
clinical benefit in delivering compassionate, effective care; it also supports our culture of friends and family caring for friends and family.”
Genesis Medical Center, Aledo also earned a 2023 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality. Compiled by the Chartis Center for Rural Health, the Performance Leadership Awards honor top quartile performance (i.e., 75th percentile or above) among
rural hospitals in Quality, Outcomes and Patient Perspective.
“It’s a great testament to the dedicated and talented team at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo to be recognized by the Chartis Center,” said Rogalski. “Health care is increasingly difficult in these post-pandemic years, so to see our hospital receive accolades for performance and
quality speaks volumes about the care our colleagues provide.”
National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) was established in
1995 to assist State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) in improving access to and the quality of
health care for nearly 61 million rural Americans.
NOSORH enhances the capacity of SORH to do this by supporting the development of state
and community rural health leaders; creating and facilitating state, regional and national
partnerships that foster information sharing and spur rural health-related
programs/activities; and enhancing access to quality healthcare services in rural
The Performance Leadership Awards are based on the results of the Chartis Rural
Hospital Performance INDEX®, the industry's most comprehensive and objective
assessment of rural hospital performance. INDEX data is relied upon by rural hospitals,
health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health
nationwide to measure and monitor performance across several areas impacting hospital
operations and finance.
"Wherever we go in rural America, we witness first-hand the commitment, determination,
and compassion with which rural hospitals serve their communities. Rural healthcare truly is
mission-driven," said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health.
"This National Rural Health Day, let us recognize the efforts of this year's Performance
Leadership Award winners and all those driven to deliver high-quality care throughout rural