100 great community hospitals | 2015

100 Great Community Hospitals | 2015

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to name the following hospitals to the 2015 edition of its list of "100 great community hospitals."


100 Community Hosp 2015


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For the purposes of this list, Becker's defines community hospital as a hospital with fewer than 550 beds and that have minimal teaching programs. Some are located in suburban areas near major cities, while others are found in rural towns that serve as the only hospitals in their communities. Whether independent or part of a larger health system, the hospitals on this list have continually worked to provide high-quality care.

The Becker's editorial team selected community hospitals based on rankings and awards from such organizations as iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades and CareChex.

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

Adirondack Medical Center, a member of Adirondack Health (Saranac Lake, N.Y.). Located in Upstate New York less than 100 miles from the U.S.-Canadian border, Adirondack Medical Center is licensed for 95 beds at two locations. [READ MORE]

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, Ill.). In 2015, this 333-bed hospital was ranked a Truven 100 Top Hospital for the sixth time. [READ MORE]

Allen Memorial Hospital (Waterloo, Iowa). This 204-bed nonprofit community hospital has served five generations of families in the Cedar Valley region of Iowa since it opened back in 1925. [READ MORE]

Allina Health Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids, Minn.). Mercy Hospital has won many prestigious awards, including two overall hospital awards and four specialty excellence awards from Healthgrades. [READ MORE]

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (Medford, Ore.). Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center is Asante's 378-bed flagship hospital in Medford, the fourth largest metropolitan area in Oregon. [READ MORE]

Augusta Health (Fishersville, Va.). Each year, Augusta Health serves roughly 12,000 patients in the Shenandoah Valley region of Virginia. [READ MORE]

Aurora BayCare Medical Center (Green Bay, Wis.). This 167-bed hospital serves the Green Bay area as well as communities in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula. [READ MORE]

Avera Holy Family Hospital (Estherville, Iowa). Located in the Des Moines River valley in Northwest Iowa, Avera Holy Family Hospital was established in 1944. [READ MORE]

Banner Boswell Medical Center (Sun City, Ariz.). In 2015, Banner Boswell Medical Center was named a Truven 100 Top Hospital and an iVantage HealthStrong Top Hospital. [READ MORE]

Beverly (Mass.) Hospital. Beverly Hospital is a 221-bed hospital located on the North Shore of Massachusetts, roughly 25 miles from Boston. [READ MORE]

Blanchard Valley Hospital (Findlay, Ohio). Blanchard Valley Hospital has 150 beds and had served an eight-county area for more than 100 years, as it was founded in 1891. [READ MORE]

Bozeman (Mont.) Deaconess Hospital. Located in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in southwest Montana, Bozeman Deaconess is a Joint Commission certified, licensed Level II trauma center. [READ MORE]

Brodstone Memorial Hospital (Superior, Neb.). Brodstone Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed facility located just a couple of miles from the Nebraska-Kansas border. [READ MORE]

Buffalo (Minn.) Hospital. Located on the western edge of the Twin Cities metropolitan area, this hospital has 65 licensed beds and employs 432 people. [READ MORE]

Calumet Medical Center (Chilton, Wis.). Calumet Medical Center — part of Menasha, Wis.-based Affinity Health — is roughly 40 miles south of Green Bay and is the only hospital in Wisconsin's Calumet County. [READ MORE]

Cape Cod Hospital (Hyannis, Mass.). With roughly 85,000 annual patient visits, Cape Cod Hospital's emergency department is one of the busiest in Massachusetts. [READ MORE]

Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast (Concord, N.C.). In its 2014-15 rankings, U.S. News & World Report named Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast the No. 8 hospital in North Carolina and the No. 2 hospital in the Charlotte metropolitan area. [READ MORE]

CaroMont Regional Medical Center (Gastonia, N.C.). CaroMont Regional Medical Center is the flagship of CaroMont Health, a system with five affiliate companies including a network of 46 primary and specialty physician offices. [READ MORE]

Centinela Hospital Medical Center (Inglewood, Calif.). The only hospital located in Inglewood, Calif., Centinela Hospital Medical Center serves more than 140,000 patients and their families from Los Angeles and the South Bay regions each year. [READ MORE]

Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth Hitchcock Keene (N.H.). Located in Southwestern New Hampshire, between Boston and Hartford, Conn., Cheshire Medical Center is a 169-bed regional referral center joined with medical practice Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene, which boasts more than 125 providers. [READ MORE]

Cheyenne (Wyo.) Regional Medical Center. Cheyenne Regional Medical Center — located in Wyoming's capital — is nearly 150 years old and is home to the state's first Level II trauma center. [READ MORE]

CHI Health St. Francis (Grand Island, Neb.). St. Francis Medical Center's history dates back to 1887 when the Sisters of Saint Francis opened a hospital in Grand Island. [READ MORE]

Columbus (Ind.) Regional Hospital. Columbus Regional Hospital is the 225-bed flagship of Columbus Regional Health, a system that serves a 10-county region in southeastern Indiana. [READ MORE]

Community Hospital of Anaconda (Mont.). This critical access hospital has served the Anaconda-Deer Lodge County and Southwest Montana since 1889. [READ MORE]

Community Memorial Hospital (Menomonee Falls, Wis.). Community Memorial Hospital was founded by the citizens of Menomonee Falls, Wis., in 1964. [READ MORE]

Cookeville (Tenn.) Regional Medical Center. Established as a 15-bed private clinic in 1921 and purchased by the city of Cookeville in 1927, the medical center has grown considerably over the years. [READ MORE]

Cottage Grove (Ore.) Community Medical Center. Cottage Grove Community Medical Center is part of Vancouver, Wash.-based PeaceHealth. [READ MORE]

Delray Medical Center (Delray Beach, Fla.). As both a community hospital and a Level I trauma center, Delray Medical Center serves the communities of Florida's South Palm Beach County. [READ MORE]

Desert Valley Hospital (Victorville, Calif.). This 148-bed hospital was founded and built in 1994 approximately 8 miles northeast of Los Angeles, in southwestern San Bernardino County. [READ MORE]

Dublin (Ohio) Methodist Hospital. Dublin Methodist has roughly 60 patient beds and is located in a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. [READ MORE]

East Alabama Medical Center (Opelika). Established in 1952 as Lee County Hospital, the hospital changed its name to East Alabama Medical Center in 1981. [READ MORE]

Elizabethtown (N.Y.) Community Hospital. Located in northern New York, nearly 30 miles southwest of Burlington, Vt., Elizabethtown Community is a Joint Commission-accredited critical access hospital. [READ MORE]

Elmhurst (Ill.) Memorial Healthcare. Originally founded in 1926, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital changed its name to Elmhurst Memorial Healthcare when it expanded its services. [READ MORE]

Fairview Hospital (Great Barrington, Mass.). Though it only has 25 beds, Fairview Hospital offers a full range of primary and diagnostic services. [READ MORE]

Fort Madison (Iowa) Community Hospital. The list of Fort Madison Community Hospital awards and accolades is lengthy. [READ MORE]

French Hospital Medical Center (San Luis Obispo, Calif.). Situated roughly midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, French Hospital Medical Center has served San Luis Obispo County for nearly 70 years. [READ MORE]

Garden Grove (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center. Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center, a subsidiary of Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services, is a 167-bed hospital located more than 30 miles south of Los Angeles. [READ MORE]

Good Samaritan Hospital (Vincennes, Ind.). Good Samaritan Hospital is a 232-bed community healthcare facility with more than 1,900 employees. [READ MORE]

Grant Regional Health Center (Lancaster, Wis.). Grant Regional Health Center, formerly known as Lancaster Memorial Hospital, opened in September 1955 as a 36-bed hospital. [READ MORE]

Greer (S.C.) Memorial Hospital. Greer Memorial Hospital, part of Greenville (S.C.) Health System, is a 58-bed hospital located between Greenville and Spartanburg. [READ MORE]

Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center (Panama City, Fla.). Gulf Coast Community Hospital opened in 1977. [READ MORE]

Hamilton Medical Center (Dalton, Ga.). Located in northwestern Georgia, roughly 30 miles southeast of Chattanooga, Tenn., Hamilton Medical Center is a 282-bed regional referral hospital that was founded in 1921. [READ MORE]

Hammond-Henry Hospital (Geneseo, Ill.). Founded in 1901, Hammond-Henry Hospital is a 62-bed hospital located roughly 150 miles west of Chicago. [READ MORE]

Hegg Memorial Health Center (Rock Valley, Iowa). Hegg Memorial Health Center is a 25-bed critical access hospital. [READ MORE]

Holland (Mich.) Hospital. Located roughly 180 miles from Detroit, Holland Hospital is an independent, nonprofit hospital with 189 beds. [READ MORE]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land (Texas) Hospital. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital opened in 1998 and has continued to grow ever since. [READ MORE]

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Breese (Ill.). St. Joseph's Hospital Breese has served the people of Clinton County for more than 100 years. [READ MORE]

Hudson (Wis.) Hospital. Hudson Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital with a history that goes back more than 60 years. [READ MORE]

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (Fairfax, Va.). With close to 200 beds, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a community hospital serving the suburbs of Northern Virginia. [READ MORE]

Kishwaukee Hospital (DeKalb, Ill.). Kishwaukee Hospital is a 98-bed private, nonprofit, short term, general acute community hospital. [READ MORE]

Lakeland Regional Medical Center (St. Joseph, Mich.). Lakeland Regional Medical Center is a 204-bed facility located approximately 100 miles from Chicago. [READ MORE]

Lakeview Hospital (Bountiful, Utah). This 128-bed, 210,000-square-foot hospital first opened in 1961. [READ MORE]

Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital. Founded in 1921, this 173-bed hospital has earned considerable accolades, including being named a Truven 100 Top Hospital and an iVantage HealthStrong Top Hospital in 2015. [READ MORE]

Little Company of Mary Hospital (Evergreen Park, Ill.). Originally built in 1930, Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers now include 254 beds and employs more than 2,100 individuals. [READ MORE]

Madison (S.D.) Community Hospital. Madison Community Hospital, a 25-bed facility located about 50 miles from Sioux Falls, S.D., has been serving residents in the Madison area for more than 100 years. [READ MORE]

Magruder Hospital (Port Clinton, Ohio). Twenty-five bed Magruder Hospital was certified as a critical access hospital in December 2002. [READ MORE]

Maple Grove (Minn.) Hospital. Maple Grove Hospital is a 108-bed hospital located outside of Minneapolis. [READ MORE]

Mayo Health System in Eau Claire, Wis. Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wis. was originally founded as Luther Hospital in 1908. [READ MORE]

Memorial Hermann Sugar Land (Texas) Hospital. The 77-bed Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital is about 20 miles outside of Houston. [READ MORE]

Memorial Hospital (Chattanooga, Tenn.). Founded in 1952, Memorial Hospital is a 415-bed hospital. [READ MORE]

Mercy Health Anderson Hospital (Cincinnati). Mercy Health Anderson Hospital was named a Truven 100 Top Hospital as well as one of only 17 recipients of the 2015 Everest Award this year. [READ MORE]

Mercy Health Fairfield (Ohio) Hospital. Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital serves patients in Butler County and is part of Cincinnati-based Mercy Health. [READ MORE]

Millinocket (Maine) Regional Hospital. Millinocket Regional Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital. [READ MORE]

Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital (Weston, Wis.). The 98-bed Ministry Saint Clare's Hospital is located about 85 miles northwest of Green Bay, Wis. [READ MORE]

Mosaic Life Care (Saint Joseph, Mo.). Formerly Heartland Health, Mosaic Life Care has won numerous awards and accolades. [READ MORE]

Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler (Texas). Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler is a 425-bed acute care facility serving East Texas. [READ MORE]

Mount Desert Island Hospital (Bar Island, Maine). Mount Desert Island Hospital is a 25-bed facility with a history that dates back to the late 1800s. [READ MORE]

Munson Medical Center (Traverse City, Mich.). Munson Medical Center is a 391-bed nonprofit hospital. [READ MORE]

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, Ill.). Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is a nationally recognized, 333-bed facility with more than 1,040 physicians with focuses in roughly 90 specialties, including oncology, neurology, orthopedic, pediatric and cardiology care. [READ MORE]

Novant Health Huntersville (N.C.) Medical Center. Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center is a 75-bed hospital that is part of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health. [READ MORE]

Ocala (Fla.) Regional Medical Center. Ocala Regional Medical Center is a 270-bed facility located outside of Gainesville, Fla. [READ MORE]

Owensboro (Ky.) Health Regional Hospital. Owensboro Health Regional Hospital is a facility with nearly 500 beds. [READ MORE]

Parkview Huntington (Ind.) Hospital. Parkview Huntington Hospital is located about 25 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, Ind., and is part of Fort Wayne-based Parkview Health. [READ MORE]

ProMedica Flower Hospital (Sylvania, Ohio). This 311-bed facility is home to the Hickman Cancer Center, a primary stroke center and is the region's leader for inpatient adult psychiatric services. [READ MORE]

Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center (Torrance, Calif.). Providence Little Company of Mary's history dates back to 1960. [READ MORE]

Redington-Fairview General Hospital (Skowhegan, Maine). Redington-Fairview General Hospital is an independent, critical access hospital located about 90 miles northeast of Portland, Maine. [READ MORE]

Renown South Meadows Medical Center (Reno, Nev.). Renown South Meadows boasts the only emergency room in south Reno, and it is also the only designated level II trauma center in northern Nevada, as awarded by the American College of Surgeons. [READ MORE]

River Falls (Wis.) Area Hospital. River Falls Area Hospital is a critical access hospital that is part of Minneapolis-based Allina Health, but it has roots back to 1939 when it was founded. [READ MORE]

Riverside Medical Center (Kankakee, Ill.). This 325-bed hospital is part of Riverside HealthCare, a fully integrated system serving patients in four counties. [READ MORE]

Roper Hospital (Charleston, S.C.). Roper Hospital was founded in 1829 as the first community hospital in the Carolinas. [READ MORE]

Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast (Miramar Beach, Fla.). Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast opened to patients in January 2003 with 50 beds and is a member of St. Louis-based Ascension Health. [READ MORE]

Salem (Ore.) Hospital. Salem Hospital is licensed for 458 acute care beds and is Salem's largest employer, with about 3,900 employees. [READ MORE]

Sentara RMH Medical Center (Harrisonburg, Va.). Sentara RMH Medical Center started out as Rockingham Memorial Hospital back in 1912. [READ MORE]

Spectrum Health Zeeland (Mich.) Community Hospital. This 57-bed hospital has a team of more than 250 physicians, 425 employees and 120 volunteers. [READ MORE]

SSM St. Joseph Hospital West (Lake Saint Louis, Mo.). SSM St. Joseph Hospital West is home to the only state-designated trauma center in Western St. Charles County. [READ MORE]

St. Clair Hospital (Pittsburgh). St. Clair Hospital opened its doors in 1954. This 328-bed hospital is an independent hospital with 550 physicians and 2,300 employees serving a population of more than 500,000 in southwestern Pennsylvania. [READ MORE]

St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. St. Cloud Hospital was founded by the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict in 1886. [READ MORE]

St. David's Round Rock (Texas) Medical Center. St. David's Round Rock Medical Center boasts the county's first level II trauma center. [READ MORE]

St. Francis Downtown (Greenville, S.C.). St. Francis Downtown, part of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System based in Greenville, boasts 245 beds and all private rooms. [READ MORE]

St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center (Syracuse, N.Y.). St. Joseph's started as a 15-bed hospital and has grown into a 431-bed hospital with many outpatient and inpatient programs, satellites and affiliated organizations. [READ MORE]

St. Mary Medical Center (Langhorne, Pa.). St. Mary Medical Center is licensed for 373 beds and has a staff of more than 700 physicians, 3,000 employees and 1,100 volunteers. [READ MORE]

Sutter Tracy (Calif.) Community Hospital. Sutter Tracy Community Hospital was established by community members in 1948 and built through donations from local residents, businesses, service organizations and industries. [READ MORE]

Tanner Medical Center-Villa Rica (Ga.). Tanner Medical Center-Villa Rica has served its community for roughly 50 years and joined Tanner Health System in 1985. [READ MORE]

Union Hospital (Dover, Ohio). Union Hospital is an independent community hospital with more than 800 employees and more than 300 providers on its medical staff. [READ MORE]

Valley View Medical Center (Cedar City, Utah). A part of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, Valley View Medical Center has been named one of Truven Health Analytics' 100 Top Hospitals six times, most recently in 2015. [READ MORE]

Waukesha (Wis.) Memorial Hospital. This 301-bed hospital was established in 1914 and is affiliated with ProHealth Care, a Waukesha-based system with two acute care hospitals and a rehabilitation hospital. [READ MORE]

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center (Colfax, Wash.). Whitman Hospital and Medical Center admitted its first patient May 2, 1893. Today, the hospital serves a 1,200-square-mile district and has been in its current building since 1968. [READ MORE]

Woodwinds Health Campus (Woodbury, Minn.). Woodwinds Health Campus, an 86-bed hospital, opened in August 2000 and is the only hospital in the southeast Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. [READ MORE]

Wooster (Ohio) Community Hospital. Wooster Community Hospital is situated about 50 miles outside of Cleveland. [READ MORE]

Wyoming Medical Center (Casper, Wyo.). Nonprofit Wyoming Medical Center has 217 beds and 233 providers on staff, and is considerably larger than when it was founded in 1911 with just 35 beds. [READ MORE]


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