CLINTON, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — On Thursday, Union Hospital Clinton was awarded the Community Impact Award from the Indiana Department of Health and State Office of Rural Health.

Each year, the state agencies recognize Indiana’s critical access hospitals and their staff members in various categories of excellence.

The award is given to a critical access hospital that has made a major impact on its community on any healthcare-related measure. Hospital officials say a key to winning was the development and implementation of Heart Scans, along with being a Stroke Ready and Chest Pain Center designated facility.

Union Hospital Clinton is just one of 35 hospitals across the Hoosier state designated as a Critical Access Hospital.