ICAHN 2024 Neighbors Helping Neighbors Awards

May 21, 2024


Pinckneyville Community Hospital announced that the hospital has been recognized by the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) as a 2024 Neighbors Helping Neighbor Award recipient. ICAHN recognized Pinckneyville Community Hospital for outstanding performance in Patient Satisfaction. 

Randall W. Dauby, Chief Executive Officer, of the Pinckneyville Community Hospital stated, “Having recently been awarded a Five (5) Star Hospital by the National Rural Rating System, today’s award is additional affirmation of the hospital’s focus and attention in providing our community with compassion and empathic healthcare services.  Our staff take great pride in making sure the needs of our patients are first and foremost.  I am very proud of our great healthcare providers team here at the Pinckneyville Community Hospital.”  

This is the first year that ICAHN has recognized its member hospitals for their yearlong work and dedication during National Hospital Week. The Neighbors Helping Neighbors Awards recognized fourteen outstanding small, rural hospitals based on quality, operational, and financial performance.

ICAHN’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Awards are based upon the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX©. Now in its 14th year, the INDEX is the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Featuring a methodology utilizing publicly available data, the INDEX is leveraged nationwide by rural hospitals, health systems with rural affiliates, hospital associations, and state offices of rural health to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

Winners were announced on Friday, May 17, 2024, by ICAHN Board President, Karissa Turner, Wabash General Hospital CEO, during a virtual recognition ceremony.

“Across the state of Illinois, our rural hospitals work diligently each day to provide quality healthcare to the communities they serve,” said Pat Schou, Executive Director, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network. “We are thrilled to be able to introduce the Neighbors Helping Neighbors award program, and recognize these facilities, their leadership teams, and their staff for their commitment and dedication.”

ICAHN plans to make this an annual award and be able to recognize the important role that Illinois critical access and small, rural hospitals have in their local communities.

ICAHN is a network of 60 small, rural hospitals dedicated to strengthening the operations of its member hospitals through collaboration. The organization is composed of Illinois hospitals who have earned critical access hospital designation by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services and is recognized nationally for its work with rural healthcare, administering several state, federal, and private healthcare programs.