Becker's Hospital Review Names 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know

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For the first time, Becker's Hospital Review has published a list of "50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know" in the United States.

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Providing quality healthcare in a rural setting presents its own set of specific challenges, but these organizations are rising above to meet the needs of their patients.

This list features critical access hospitals that have demonstrated excellence in caring for their communities. Providing quality healthcare in a rural setting presents its own set of specific challenges, but these organizations are rising above to meet the needs of their patients.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on awards and recognitions they have received. Specifically, the team looked at iVantage Health Analytics' list of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, the National Rural Health Association's list of Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, patient satisfaction scores from CMS' Hospital Compare and various Healthgrades awards.

The "50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know" 2015 list includes the following hospitals:

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (Lincoln, Ill.)

Aspirus Grand View Hospital (Ironwood, Mich.)

Avera Holy Family Hospital (Estherville, Iowa)

Barrett Memorial Hospital (Dillon, Mont.)

Boone County Health Center (Albion, Neb.)

Brodstone Memorial Hospital (Superior, Neb.)

Calumet Medical Center (Chilton, Wis.)

Cherry County Hospital (Valentine, Neb.)

CHI St. Joseph's Health (Park Rapids, Minn.)

Community Hospital of Anaconda (Mont.)

Cottage Grove (Ore.) Community Medical Center

Elizabethtown (N.Y.) Community Hospital

Fairview Hospital (Great Barrington, Mass.)

Gibson General Hospital (Princeton, Ind.)

Grant Regional Health Center (Lancaster, Wis.)

Hammond-Henry Hospital (Geneseo, Ill.)

Hegg Memorial Health Center Avera (Rock Valley, Iowa)

Hudson (Wis.) Hospital

Kittitas Valley Health Hospital (Ellensburg, Wash.)

Madison (S.D.) Community Hospital

Magruder Hospital (Port Clinton, Ohio)

Martha's Vineyard Hospital (Oak Bluffs, Mass.)

Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar (Menomonie, Wis.)

Memorial Health Care Systems (Seward, Neb.)

Millinocket (Maine) Regional Hospital

Ministry Door County Medical Center (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.)

Mount Desert Island Hospital (Bar Island, Maine)

Myrtue Medical Center (Harlan, Iowa)

New Ulm (Minn.) Medical Center

Orange City (Iowa) Area Health System

Perry County Memorial Hospital (Perryville, Mo.)

Phillips County Memorial Hospital (Malta, Mont.)

Pike County Memorial Hospital (Louisiana, Mo.)

Providence Hood River (Ore.) Memorial Hospital

Shenandoah (Iowa) Medical Center

Sparrow Clinton Hospital (St. Johns, Mich.)

Speare Memorial Hospital (Plymouth, N.H.)

St. Mary's Hospital and Clinics (Cottonwood, Idaho)

Steele Memorial Medical Center (Salmon, Idaho)

Redington-Fairview General Hospital (Skowhegan, Maine)

Richland Hospital (Richland Center, Wis.)

River Falls (Wis.) Area Hospital

Tahoe Forest Hospital (Truckee, Calif.)

Transylvania Regional Hospital (Brevard, N.C.)

University Hospitals Geneva (Ohio) Medical Center

Waldo County General Hospital (Belfast, Maine)

West River Regional Medical Center (Hettinger, N.D.)

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center (Colfax, Wash.)

Winneshiek Medical Center (Decorah, Iowa)

Yoakum (Texas) Community Hospital

The full list can be read here:

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Hospitals are presented in alphabetical order.

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About Becker’s Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.


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