100 great community hospitals | 2019

Becker's Hospital Review is proud to recognize the following hospitals as great community hospitals in 2019.

This list includes independent community hospitals as well as facilities affiliated with large health systems. Some hospitals serve expansive rural geographies, while others care for small communities outside of large cities. Many of the hospitals have been recognized for their clinical quality, operational excellence and economic influence on the surrounding areas. For the purposes of this list, Becker's defines a community hospital as a facility with no more than 550 beds.

The Becker's editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on several outside rankings and ratings organizations, including IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health's Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, National Rural Health Association recognition, CareChex ratings, Leapfrog Group grades, Healthgrades awards, and CMS stars, among other considerations.

Contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com with questions or comments on this list.

Note: This list is not exhaustive, nor is it a ranking. Organizations are listed in alphabetical order.

AdventHealth Daytona Beach (Fla.). AdventHealth Daytona Beach, formerly known as Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, joined the AdventHealth network in January 2018. The 327-bed hospital employs 400 physicians. AdventHealth Daytona Beach earned the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2018 and America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award in 2018 and 2019. The hospital also received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of A.

AdventHealth Gordon (Calhoun, Ga.). AdventHealth Gordon embarked on a $24 million capital project in mid-2018 to add a breast center — which opened in July — an expanded operating room, and a dedicated cardiac catheterization lab. The hospital is part of AdventHealth, an 80,000-member team that includes 48 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites in nine states. In 2019, AdventHealth Gordon earned recognition as a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, Ill.). Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital has a reputation as a national leader in healthcare. It is the only healthcare organization in Illinois to receive the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, which it did in 2010, and has appeared on the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list five times since 2014. The health system partners with around 1,000 physicians to provide care in DuPage County, Ill.

Alhambra (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center. Alhambra Hospital Medical Center is a 144-bed hospital in Southern California. It was established in 1924 and since then has grown to include more than 600 employees and a 300-physician medical staff. Alhambra Hospital Medical Center earned a Hospital Safety Grade of A from The Leapfrog Group in 2019.

Alta View Hospital (Sandy, Utah). Alta View Hospital opened in 1982 to serve the southeastern corner of Salt Lake Valley. The hospital is a member of Intermountain Healthcare, a 24-hospital health system, and is currently engaged in a renovation project that will add a four-story patient tower, a medical office tower and more spacious inpatient rooms. The hospital is also updating its surgical suites and emergency room. IBM Watson Health named Alta View among the 100 Top Hospitals 2019.

Alvarado Hospital Medical Center (San Diego). The 306-bed acute care Alvarado Hospital Medical Center offers specialty care to patients in and around San Diego. Opened in 1972, the hospital now includes 600 registered nurses, technicians and support staff as well as 300 physicians. Alvarado Hospital, which is affiliated with Prime Healthcare, was among the first hospitals in the nation to receive The Joint Commission's Advanced Primary Stroke Center designation and the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Rehabilitation. In October 2018, the hospital opened a 30-bed geriatric behavioral health department.

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (Medford, Ore.). As a 378-bed regional referral and trauma center, Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center has earned national recognition for services in orthopedics, cancer and stroke care. The hospital also has the region's only neonatal intensive care unit and a hospital-based sleep center. In 2018, IBM Watson Health named Asante Rogue among its 100 Top Hospitals for the sixth time.

Ascension St. Michael's Hospital (Stevens Point, Wis.). Ascension St. Michael's Hospital has more than 200 primary care and specialty physicians and nurse practitioners treating patients in the Stevens Point community. The National Rural Health Association named Ascension St. Michael's a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital in 2019, the only hospital in Wisconsin to achieve the recognition. The hospital also earned recognition from the University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Donation service earlier this year, bestowed on the university's partner hospitals that achieve a 60 percent consent rate for donation.

Ashley Regional Medical Center (Vernal, Utah). Ashely Regional Medical Center is a 39-bed hospital with an emergency room that serves around 14,000 patients annually. The hospital is a level 4 trauma center and the Utah State Department of Health designated it a stroke receiving facility. The hospital has 30 affiliated physicians and serves four counties in Utah and Colorado. The hospital recently completed a new women's center and infusion center, with additional renovations that will be complete this year. The Chartis Center for Rural Health named Ashley Regional a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital in 2019.

Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.). Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics is a community-directed healthcare organization. The Chartis Center for Rural Health recognized Aspirus Riverview as a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital for four consecutive years, including 2019. The hospital also has a history of being on the cutting edge of innovation, investing $25 million in a cardiovascular institute, a family birthplace unit with hotel-like suites, and additional ER space over the past three years.

Aurora BayCare Medical Center (Green Bay, Wis.). Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a 167-bed full-service hospital with an on-site retail pharmacy. The hospital is a joint venture between Aurora Health Care, a Wisconsin-based health system that teamed with Illinois-based Advocate Health System to create Advocate Aurora Health, and Green Bay-based BayCare Clinic, a physician-owned clinic with more than 100 physicians in 20 specialties. Since it was established in 2001, Aurora BayCare has earned the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals recognition twice and appeared on the U.S. News & World Report ranking as a Best Regional Hospital six times, including in 2018-19. In December 2018, the hospital built a new clinic, ASC and urgent care center in Kaukauna, Wis., to bring high-quality healthcare to the growing community.

Avera Queen of Peace Hospital (Mitchell, S.D.). Avera Queen of Peace is a 67-bed regional hospital that includes the Avera Cancer Institute-Mitchell. The hospital has physicians in 17 specialties as well as primary care, and provides same-day surgery. Altogether, the health system has 45 physicians and 800 employees dedicated to its mission of compassionate patient care. In 2019, Avera Queen of Peace was named a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center (Sun West, Ariz.). Opened in 1988, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center has grown into a 404-bed, nonprofit acute care hospital with the ability to add 92 beds to its growing campus. The hospital focuses on orthopedics, women's health, cardiac services and robotic surgery. Banner Del E. Webb earned IBM Watson Health's 100 Top Hospitals 2019 recognition and the America's 250 Best Hospitals Award from Healthgrades in 2019.

Blanchard Valley Health System (Findlay, Ohio). Blanchard Valley Health System is a nonprofit regional healthcare provider in Northwest Ohio with more than 3,000 associates serving patients from an eight-county region. The hospital reported 8,799 inpatient admissions and 118,438 specialty care visits in 2018. In May, the health system earned the 2019 Energy Efficiency Award from AEP Ohio, which honors organizations that participate in its energy efficiency programs.

Brookings (S.D.) Health System. Brookings Health System includes 49-bed Brookings Hospital and a 79-bed skilled nursing facility. The nonprofit health system also has multiple clinics in South Dakota and at Arlington (S.D.) Medical Center. Brookings Hospital completed an expansion in 2017 that added 62,500 square feet to the hospital as well as a 30,000 square foot medical office building. The National Rural Health Association named Brookings Health System a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital in 2019.

Buffalo (Minn.) Hospital. Buffalo Hospital is a 65-bed nonprofit regional medical center that serves around 70,000 patients per year. It also includes 180 physicians on staff and 415 employees serving Wright County, with a population of around 134,000 people. The hospital is part of Allina Health, a 12-hospital health system, and has the Allina Health Buffalo Specialty Clinic on campus. Earlier this year, IBM Watson Health honored Buffalo Hospital with the 100 Top Hospitals 2019 recognition.

Cape Cod Hospital (Hyannis, Mass.). Cape Cod Hospital clinicians see more than 85,000 patients per year, and surgeons perform more than 12,500 procedures there annually. The hospital has earned recognition from the Commission on Cancer for its oncology care and it participates in the Quality Programs of the American College of Surgeons. In 2018, the hospital received recognition for having the lowest 30-day unplanned readmission rate in the state for Medicare inpatients with stent procedures.

Cedar City (Utah) Hospital. Cedar City Hospital is a 48-bed hospital that spans nearly 170,000 square feet. It underwent major construction on a new campus in 2003 with several additional updates since then, including the final one in 2012. The hospital is a member of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, a nonprofit system of 24 hospitals.

Centinela Hospital Medical Center (Inglewood, Calif.). Centinela Hospital Medical Center is a 362-bed hospital and a member of Prime Healthcare Services. The hospital earned recognition as an IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospital in 2016 and earned the 2015-16 Quality Improvement Innovation Award from Healthgrades. As of 2017, the hospital had 1,244 employees and a 427-member medical staff.

Childress (Texas) Regional Medical Center. Childress Regional Medical Center is a 39-bed hospital governed by an elected board of directors. Patients travel as far as 70 miles to visit Childress Regional, which has 13 physicians and surgeons on the medical staff. The hospital is the primary provider for a five-county region serving 30,000 residents. From 1991 to 2019, the hospital underwent renovations to add a rural health clinic and dialysis center. It earned recognition as a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health in 2018.

Clark Regional Medical Center (Winchester, Ky.). Clark Regional Medical Center is a 79-bed community hospital with more than 75 physicians and 487 employees. The hospital is part of LifePoint Health, a hospital company based in Brentwood, Tenn. In 2012, the hospital completed construction on a $70 million campus with expanded services, new labor and delivery suites, all private patient rooms and a skilled nursing facility. The hospital then completed an expansion of Clark Clinic in 2017. More recently, The Chartis Center for Rural Health named Clark Regional a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital in 2019.

EvergreenHealth Kirkland (Wash.). EvergreenHealth Kirkland is the flagship hospital for EvergreenHealth and a level 3 trauma center. The 318-bed hospital campus has four medical specialty buildings and EvergreenHealth Medical Group, a 300-member multispecialty physician group. The health system reported 340,146 outpatient visits and 21,002 total surgeries in 2018. EvergreenHealth Kirkland was also named among America's 100 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades for three consecutive years, most recently in 2019.

Fairview Northland Medical Center (Princeton, Minn.). Fairview Northland Medical Center is a member of Fairview Health Services, a 12-hospital network that includes 34,000 employees and more than 5,000 providers. Healthgrades recognized Fairview Northland Medical Center with the 2018 Outstanding Patient Experience Award. In 2019, CMS awarded the hospital a four-star rating through its Hospital Compare survey, placing it in the top 30 percent of hospitals in the country.

Faith Regional Health Services (Norfolk, Neb.). Faith Regional Health Services opened in 1923 and has grown to serve patients in 13 counties of Nebraska. The 129-bed acute care hospital employs more than 1,200 individuals and earned recognition as a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital in 2019 from the National Rural Health Association. Healthgrades honored the hospital with 10 five-star awards this year, and Faith Regional achieved Get with the Guidelines Stroke Gold designation from the American Heart Association in 2019.

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital (Pinehurst, N.C.). The 402-bed FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital serves 15 counties across the Carolinas. As the flagship hospital for FirstHealth, Moore Regional was among the first comprehensive care networks in the region when it opened in 1929. Today, the hospital includes 249 physicians and 2,700 staff members.

Fort Madison (Iowa) Community Hospital. Fort Madison Community Hospital employs more than 450 individuals, including 27 healthcare providers, to deliver patient care for members of its rural Iowa community. The hospital has earned a Top Iowa Workplace recognition from the Des Moines Register six times, including in 2018, and received CHIME's Most Wired award last year.

Franklin Woods Community Hospital (Johnson City, Tenn.). Franklin Woods Community Hospital is a member of Ballad Health, an integrated health system with 21 hospitals across four states. The hospital earned IBM Watson Health's 100 Top Hospitals recognition in 2016 and 2017, and earned Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Certification in November 2017.

French Hospital Medical Center (San Luis Obispo, Calif.). French Hospital opened in 1972, named for its founder Edison French, MD. The nonprofit hospital is currently in the middle of a fundraising campaign for $125 million to renovate its campus and build a new patient care tower to double its capacity by 2022. The hospital's plans include 56 new private beds, which would bring the total bed count at the hospital to 180, and a 16-bed neonatal intensive care unit. The hospital received the Greenhealth Partner for Change Award from Practice Greenhealth in 2018, honoring its environmentally friendly initiatives.

Garden Grove (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center. Garden Grove Hospital Medical Center is a 167-bed acute care hospital with more than 500 employees and 550 affiliated physicians. The hospital has around 29,500 emergency department visits annually and serves a diverse community including Vietnamese, Korean and Hispanic populations. The hospital is part of Prime Healthcare Services, a 45-hospital health system. Garden Grove earned recognition among IBM Watson Health's 100 Top Hospitals 2019 list and the Healthgrades 2018 Patient Safety Excellence Award.

Hawkins County Memorial Hospital (Rogersville, Tenn.). Hawkins County Memorial has more than 50 board-certified physicians and 160 nurses, technicians and support staff serving patients. In 2018, IBM Watson Health named Hawkins County Memorial among the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation, and for the past six years it has been ranked in the top 10 percent in the nation for patient satisfaction by CareChex.

Hays (Kan.) Medical Center. Hays Medical Center is a private, nonprofit hospital with 207 acute care beds. The hospital is a level 3 trauma center and reports more than 5,700 admissions per year. The hospital is affiliated with the University of Kansas Health System, and provides cardiac services to the western half of Kansas. Hays Medical Center reports having 72 percent of the local market share and has around 1,500 associates on staff at the medical center and physician clinics. In 2019, The Chartis Center for Rural Health named Hays Medical Center a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital.

Henry Community Health (New Castle, Ind.). Henry Community Health has earned several recognitions, including the 2019 Outstanding Patient Excellence Award from Healthgrades and recognition from The Chartis Center for Rural Health as a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital in 2019.

Hill Country Memorial Hospital (Fredericksburg, Texas). Hill Country Memorial Hospital is an 86-bed facility that employs 650 people to provide care for a 10-county region. The hospital's medical staff handles more than 50,000 outpatient visits and 4,000 surgical cases per year. In 2019, Hill Country Memorial Hospital earned recognition as a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. IBM Watson Health also named Hill Country Memorial among the 100 Top Hospitals in 2019.

Holland (Mich.) Hospital. Holland Hospital has more than 2,000 employees and reported 15,893 surgeries in 2017. It has a 189-bed main campus and satellite locations as well as medical groups, including Lakeshore Health Partners, Bone & Joint Center and Western Michigan Urological Associates. As of 2018, the hospital had earned recognition among the West Michigan Best and Brightest Companies to Work For for 17 consecutive years and received Healthgrades' Outstanding Patient Experience Award for 11 years in a row.

Holy Family Memorial (Manitowoc, Wis.). Holy Family Memorial is a health network that includes 15 clinics, a retail pharmacy, medical-based wellness center and hospital. The network has more than 1,100 healthcare professionals focused on providing faith-based healthcare. Holy Family Memorial received the Healthgrades Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award and Joint Replacement Excellence Award in 2018. In May, the hospital partnered with a local senior living community to open a clinic for patients with memory loss.

Houston Methodist Sugar Land (Texas) Hospital. Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital has more than 950 physicians providing care in dedicated specialty centers. The hospital has earned recognition among the 100 best companies to work for by Fortune magazine and is a chest pain center accredited by the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care. U.S. News & World Report ranked Houston Methodist Hospital one of the top 10 hospitals in Texas in 2018.

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Breese (Ill.). HSHS St. Joseph Hospital–Breese has served Clinton County for more than 100 years. In May, the hospital went live with a new EHR, completing a four-year, $112 million implementation initiative by HSHS. The hospital is part of the HSHS telestroke network to increase access to critical care. In 2019, the Leapfrog Group recognized St. Joseph Hospital–Breese with a Hospital Safety Grade of A. and the hospital earned a CMS five-star rating for patient experience.

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (Fairfax, Va.). Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a 182-bed acute care community hospital serving patients in Northern Virginia. IBM Watson Health named Inova Fair Oaks Hospital among the 100 Top Hospitals in 2017 and U.S. News & World Report named it the No. 3 hospital in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan region. The U.S. Senate has also recognized Inova Fair Oaks with the Productivity and Quality Award, honoring it as a model organization.

Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center (St. George, Utah). Dixie Regional Medical Center is a 245-bed hospital serving patients in Arizona, Nevada and Utah. The nonprofit hospital's $300 million expansion and consolidation includes a diagnostic and treatment center that opened in 2018, a women and newborn center and a cancer center.

Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital (Ogden, Utah). McKay-Dee Hospital is a nonprofit healthcare provider and designated level 2 trauma center. In January 2018, McKay-Dee's Porter Family Clinic received the National Committee for Quality Assurance's Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition. This year, the hospital earned the Outstanding Patient Experience Award and was ranked among America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery by Healthgrades.

Ivinson Memorial Hospital (Laramie, Wyo.). Founded in 1917, Ivinson Memorial Hospital is now an affiliate of UCHealth, providing care to patients in Laramie and the surrounding region. In 2014, the hospital opened a 30-patient room expansion that also included three operating rooms and a new lobby. It also opened a new medical office building with 35 exam rooms and three procedural rooms in 2017. In 2019, Ivinson Memorial Hospital was recognized on the Chartis Center for Rural Health's list of 100 Top Rural & Community Hospitals.

Jamestown (N.D.) Regional Medical Center. Jamestown Regional Medical Center is a nonprofit hospital providing specialty care to North Dakota residents. Opened in 1929, the hospital added a location in 2011 and opened a cancer center in June. Jamestown Regional Medical Center has earned recognition on the 100 Top Critical Access Hospitals list from the Chartis Center for Rural Health in 2019. Jamestown Regional is also a 2018 high performance winner of the Map Award for revenue cycle excellence and Prairie Business 50 Best Places to Work honoree.

Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital. The 174-bed Lawrence Memorial Hospital, part of LMH Health, is dedicated to forwarding its mission of patient care regardless of the patient's ability to pay. The hospital earned CHIME's Most Wired designation in 2017 and has been named on IBM Watson Health's 100 Top Hospitals list for four consecutive years. Earlier this year, LMH Health opened a renovated cath lab, and the health system's foundation received a $2 million grant from Sunderland Foundation to support construction of a new facility.

Logan (Utah) Regional Hospital. Logan Regional Hospital has provided care for the people of Logan, Utah, for more than 100 years. Recently, the hospital appeared on IBM Watson Health's 100 Top Hospitals list and earned the HealthInsight Quality Award. The hospital is part of Intermountain Healthcare, a 24-hospital health system with a medical group that has more than 2,400 physicians.

Lone Peak Hospital (Draper, Utah). Lone Peak Hospital is a 20-bed acute care hospital with a staff of more than 300 individuals. The hospital also includes an onsite ASC and two medical office buildings to expand access to care. Its hospital is part of MountainStar Healthcare, a health system with hospitals across Utah, Idaho and Alaska. Lone Peak sits on a 40-acre campus and earned a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of A. IBM Watson Health also recognized the hospital among the 100 Top Hospitals 2019.

Memorial Hermann Katy (Texas) Hospital. Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital is a 208-bed facility with physicians practicing in 38 specialties. The hospital is building the Memorial Hermann Sports Park–Katy which will include sports medicine and a human performance facility on the hospital campus. In 2019, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital was honored with inclusion on the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list.

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center (Houston). Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center is a 444-bed hospital with 1,300 affiliated medical staff focused on 91 specialties. The Houston-based hospital has 1,700 employees and in 2019 it received the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals recognition for the eighth time.

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (Jasper, Ind.). Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center employs more than 1,700 people at the 137-bed facility. The hospital has grown to include a 100-member medical staff and 33 health centers serving seven Indiana counties. In 2018, the hospital became a verified level 3 trauma center and earned recognition for medical excellence in heart failure treatment and joint replacement patient safety from CareChex. The hospital's clinicians provide medical services for about 6,600 inpatients and 254,000 outpatients per year.

Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital (Batavia, Ohio). Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital was established in 1973 and has since earned national recognition for care delivery. In 2019, Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital earned placement on IBM Watson Health's 100 Top Hospitals list. The hospital has also earned the 2017 Get With the Guidelines Heart Failure Bronze Performance Award from the American Heart Association. Clermont Hospital is the flagship facility of Mercy Health, a four-hospital health system that has more than 17,000 physicians and 33,500 employees.

Mercy Health-Defiance (Ohio) Hospital. Mercy Health-Defiance Hospital has 17 patient rooms, 23 beds and two operating rooms along with an eight-bed emergency room. It also has a connected ASC and clinic as well as nonsurgical therapies. In the fall of 2018, The Leapfrog Group gave the hospital an A grade for patient safety, recognizing its efforts to reduce errors, infections and accidents.

Mercy Health-Fairfield (Ohio) Hospital. Mercy Health–Fairfield has served northern Cincinnati and Butler County in Ohio for almost 40 years. The hospital has a network that extends to nearly 70 locations, and it has earned an A grade from the Leapfrog Group for its overall patient safety initiatives. In 2018, the hospital earned the American Heart Association's Get With the Guidelines silver-plus designation.

Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids, Minn.). Mercy Hospital has a unique operating model, having merged with another hospital to operate as one hospital on two campuses. The hospitals embarked on this model in 2017, and both are part of Allina Health. The health system is making renovations to Mercy Hospital's ICU, surgery area and emergency department, with construction expected to end this year. In 2019, the hospital was named to IBM Watson Health's 100 Top Hospitals list.

Mercy Hospital Washington (Mo.). Mercy Hospital Washington serves about 180,000 patients and is the only designated level 3 trauma center by the state between St. Louis and Jefferson City. The hospital is also a level 2 stroke center, designated by the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services. It has earned Society of Chest Pain Centers accreditation and the Leapfrog Group's A grade for preventing medical errors, accidents and infections. The community hospital includes 233 physicians and a staff of more than 800 people.

Mercy Iowa City (Iowa). Mercy Iowa City is an acute care hospital and regional referral center for Southeast Iowa. The 234-bed facility includes 25 outpatient rooms and a level 2 neonatal ICU. More than 250 physicians serve on the hospital's staff, and in April the hospital opened an infusion center with six semiprivate bays and four private rooms. In May, Healthgrades honored Mercy Iowa City with its Outstanding Patient Experience Award for the 11th consecutive year.

Mercy Regional Medical Center (Durango, Colo.). Mercy Regional Medical Center is an 82-bed acute care hospital serving patients in Southwest Colorado. As part of Centura Health network, the nonprofit medical center focuses on orthopedics and spine, cardiology, cancer care and trauma. The hospital is a designated level 3 trauma center and has earned recognition from the Chartis Center for Rural Health as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital.

Mid Coast Hospital (Brunswick, Maine). Mid Coast Hospital was developed in 2015 through the merger of Parkview Adventist Medical Center and Mid Coast Health Services. The hospital includes a 200-provider medical staff that focuses on more than 30 specialties and primary care. The hospital is a large employer for the region, with more than 2,000 employees. Mid Coast is an affiliate of MaineHealth.

Monroe (Wis.) Clinic Hospital. Monroe Clinic Hospital is the flagship campus of Monroe Clinic, a multispecialty healthcare center with 120 medical providers. Monroe Clinic is a member of SSM Health, a 20-hospital health system. In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Monroe Clinic among the best hospitals for knee replacement and orthopedic procedures.

Montrose (Colo.) Memorial Hospital. Montrose Memorial Hospital is a large employer in Montrose County of Colorado, with more than 700 employees. The hospital includes 23 specialties and subspecialties, and in 2019 the Chartis Center for Community Hospitals named Montrose Memorial one of its 100 Top Rural & Community Hospitals for the fourth consecutive year.

Morris (Ill.) Hospital & Healthcare Centers. Located 55 miles southwest of Chicago, 89-bed Morris Hospital is among the largest employers in Grundy County. The hospital employs 1,400 people and has a 200-physician staff. Morris Hospital is a level 2 trauma center and level 2 perinatal care center. It earned the Best Employer in Grundy County Award from a local newspaper from 2016 through 2018.

Mosaic Life Care (St. Joseph, Mo.). Mosaic Life Care is a physician-led health system that includes three hospitals and 60 outpatient locations. In 2018, Mosaic Life Care earned CHIME's Most Wired recognition for the fifth consecutive year. It also earned recognition from Soliant Health as a 2018 Most Beautiful Hospital in the U.S. and Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award.

Major Health Partners Medical Center (Shelbyville, Ind.). MHP Medical Center has served central Indiana for almost 100 years. In 2017 and 2018, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health honored the hospital with the 2018 Performance Leadership Award for high quality patient care. The hospital also earned a spot on the Chartis Center for Rural Health's 100 Top Rural & Community Hospitals list for 2018. That same year, Vocera Communications gave MHP its Vocera Centers of Excellence honor.

Nanticoke Memorial Hospital (Seaford, Del.). Nanticoke Memorial Hospital has 99 inpatient beds as well as diagnostic care and outpatient services. The hospital, which is part of Nanticoke Health Services, is a level 3 trauma center and has an accredited primary stroke program. The hospital has 180 healthcare providers focused on 38 different specialties. IBM Watson Health named Nanticoke Memorial Hospital among the 100 Top Hospitals in 2019.

Newberry (S.C.) County Memorial Hospital. For the last two decades, Newberry County Memorial Hospital has been expanding. The hospital completed a $13.4 million renovation and expansion project in 2002 and since then has opened a satellite office, birthing unit and medical office building. It also partnered to open an oncology practice. Newberry County Memorial Hospital earned the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award from 2016 to 2019 and has the Joint Replacement Excellence Award for the last seven years.

Newton (Kan.) Medical Center. Newton Medical Center is a 103-bed nonprofit hospital serving patients in rural Kansas. The Chartis Center for Rural Health designated Newton Medical Center a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital in 2019, and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health honored the hospital with the Performance Leadership Award in 2017. Newton Medical is also a Blue Distinction Center+ for knee and hip replacement as well as maternity care. In February, the hospital committed to addressing the opioid epidemic with an initiative to reduce opioid use, improve monitoring and educate patients.

Northern Hospital of Surry County (Mount Airy, N.C.). Northern Hospital of Surry County opened in 1953 and since then has undergone several iterations, including a 58,000-square-foot surgical services expansion that was completed in June 2009. The 160-bed hospital has a surgery center on campus. Northern Hospital of Surry County earned Healthgrades' Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2017 and 2019.

Northern Maine Medical Center (Fort Kent). Northern Maine Medical Center is a 49-bed acute care hospital serving the Upper St. John Valley community in Maine. The hospital has 48 clinicians as well as additional care providers for specialty clinics. Northern Maine Medical Center is a tobacco-free campus and was named a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health. Last year the hospital also received Press Ganey's Pinnacle of Excellence award as a top-performing institution. The National Rural Health Association named Northern Maine Medical Center a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital in 2019.

Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital (Geneva, Ill.). As an affiliate of Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine, Delnor Hospital offers patients access to Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine's clinical trials. The hospital has more than 600 physicians in 80 medical specialties, and it has earned national recognition. IBM Watson Health recognized Delnor Hospital with the 100 Top Hospitals 2019 honor and U.S. News World Report named it among the top 20 hospitals in Illinois for 2018-19. The Leapfrog Group also recognized the hospital with a Hospital Safety Grade of A.

Novant Health Huntersville (N.C.) Medical Center. Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center is a 139-bed hospital that opened in 2004 as a 50-bed facility. Since then, the hospital has undergone subsequent additions and transferred 48 beds and an operating room from Presbyterian Medical Center. The hospital has earned the Mission: Lifeline Gold Plus award from the American Heart Association and Baby Friendly Designation from the World Health Organization and United Nation Children's Foundation.

Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge (La.). Ochsner Medical Center is a 150-bed hospital with more than 200 providers and 13 health centers. The hospital is a fully integrated multispecialty group practice and earned the 2018 IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals recognition. Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge recently renovated its family birthing center.

OhioHealth Dublin (Ohio) Methodist Hospital. The OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital opened in 2008 and is a member of the MD Anderson Cancer Network. The hospital currently has 80 beds and eight operating rooms to serve patients in Dublin and the surrounding areas. In 2017, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital earned the CHIME HealthCare's Most Wired recognition.

Olympic Medical Center (Port Angeles, Wash.). Olympic Medical Center is a 67-bed hospital serving a rural population. The hospital has 1,400 employees including 340 employed physicians who provide a variety of services. Olympic Medical Center is also a level 3 trauma center and safety net hospital. The Chartis Center for Rural Health named Olympic Medical Center a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital in 2019.

Overlake Medical Center & Clinics (Bellevue, Wash.). As a nonprofit regional hospital, Overlake Medical Center employs around 3,000 people and includes around 1,000 active medical staff members. The 349-bed hospital was the first level III trauma center in the eastside of the Puget Sound and it earned a Leapfrog Patient Safety Grade of A in March. The hospital employs daily huddles and built a culture of respect for all team members that work toward delivering great patient care. It has also used analytical tools in its EHR to reduce sepsis mortality, among other complications.

Overlook Medical Center (Summit, N.J.). Overlook Medical Center is a community hospital focused on pioneering technology, treatment and patient care. The hospital is certified as a level 4 epilepsy center and designated an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center. Healthgrades has recognized the hospital among America's 100 Best Hospitals for stroke care, critical care and general surgery.

Parkview Huntington (Ind.) Hospital. Parkview Huntington Hospital is part of a nonprofit health system that serves more than 895,000 people in northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. In January 2018, the hospital began an expansion project that added 20,271 square feet for a rehabilitation and wellness center. The addition also includes a wound clinic and hyperbaric chambers. The Chartis Center for Rural Health named Parkview Huntington Hospital a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital in 2019.

Penn Highlands DuBois (Pa.). Penn Highlands DuBois is part of a five-hospital health system that includes 361 physicians serving 13 counties. In June 2018, Penn Highlands embarked on a systemwide, $111 million master facilities plan that includes expanding the Penn Highlands DuBois East behavioral health facility and adding a new five-story annex to Penn Highlands DuBois West. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield honored the hospital as a Blue Distinction Center+ for Maternity Care and the American Heart Association granted it the organization's highest honor for stroke care.

Peterson Regional Medical Center (Kerrville, Texas). Peterson Regional Medical Center employs more than 900 fulltime employees and 250-plus medical professionals. The 124-bed, nonprofit hospital serves nine counties covering 100,000 square miles. In June 2018, Fitch Ratings upgraded hospital revenue bonds issued on behalf of Peterson Regional, and revised the ratings outlook to "positive."

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System (Watertown, S.D.). Prairie Lakes Healthcare System has an 81-bed acute care hospital and operates a cancer center, surgical center and dialysis units in South Dakota and Minnesota. The hospital has also received national recognition, earning the National Rural Health Association's Top 20 Rural Community Hospital recognition in 2019 for the third year in a row. Two years earlier, in 2017, the National Organization of State Office for Rural Health honored Prairie Lakes with the Patient Outcomes and Quality overall excellence award.

ProMedica Flower Hospital (Sylvania, Ohio). ProMedica Flower Hospital is a 311-bed hospital that has served Sylvania, Ohio, and the surrounding community for more than 100 years. The hospital is home to a cancer center as well as an emergency and primary stroke center. In March, Healthgrades honored ProMedica Flower Hospital with the America's 250 Best Hospitals Award.

Riverside Medical Center (Kankakee, Ill.). Riverside Medical Center is an integrated health system serving four counties in Illinois. The 300-bed hospital is a level 2 trauma center and has earned national recognition for heart, cancer, neurosurgery and orthopedics. The hospital has earned the IBM Watson Health's 100 Top Hospitals recognition and was named one of Illinois' Healthiest Employers by Springbuk.

Roper St. Francis Hospital (Charleston, S.C.). Roper St. Francis Hospital Healthcare is a partnership between Medical University of South Carolina, Bon Secours Health System and Atrium Health. It has more than 5,700 employees and 900 physicians on staff, as well as the 200-member Roper St. Francis Physician Partners. The health system now has 125 facilities and services in seven counties.

Salem (Ore.) Hospital. Salem Hospital is a member of the two-hospital Salem Health, which serves five counties. Last year, the American Association of Critical Care Nurses recognized the health system with a Beacon Award for Excellence. In 2019, IBM Watson Health honored Salem Hospital as a 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospital and the year before the local newspaper named Salem Health a top workplace in Oregon for the fourth time in seven years.

San Dimas (Calif.) Community Hospital. San Dimas Community Hospital is a 101-bed acute care facility that serves a patient population of around 35,000 people. The hospital sits on a 13-acre campus that also includes two medical office buildings. Opened in 1971, San Dimas is now a member of Prime Healthcare Services and earned recognition among the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals in 2019. The hospital also earned a Leapfrog hospital safety grade of A and was among the first six hospitals in California to receive the geriatric accreditation for emergency rooms from the American College of Emergency Physicians earlier this year.

Sentara Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Medical Center. Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center is a 145-bed hospital certified as a primary stroke center. The hospital features "smart" operating rooms and earned recognition as an IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospital in 2016. In November 2018, The Leapfrog Group honored the hospital with an A Safety Grade.

Sheridan (Wyo.) Memorial Hospital. The 88-bed Sheridan Memorial Hospital has served the Eastern Slope of the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming for more than 100 years. The hospital has around 600 employees and 45 physicians that provide primary and specialty care. Recently, Sheridan Memorial committed to investing in its workforce, service and facilities, including a medical arts complex and hospice expansion. The hospital earned the National Rural Hospital Association's Top 20 Hospitals recognition in 2017 and 2018, as well as CHIME's 2018 HealthCare's Most Wired award.

Spectrum Health Zeeland (Mich.) Community Hospital. Spectrum Health's Zeeland Community Hospital has provided care for three communities in Michigan for more than 90 years. The hospital has earned Healthgrades' Outstanding Patient Experience Award annually for the past decade and received IBM Watson Health's Top 100 Hospitals 2019 recognition. In May, The Leapfrog Group honored Zeeland Community Hospital with its sixth consecutive A grade.

St. Clair Hospital (Pittsburgh). St. Clair Hospital is an independent 329-bed acute care medical center serving residents of southwest Pennsylvania. It has 600 physicians and 2,500 employees, making it one of the largest employers in Pittsburgh's South Hills. The hospital is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network and earned its 14th consecutive A grade from The Leapfrog Group earlier this year. IBM Watson Health also honored St. Clair with the 100 Top Hospitals 2019 recognition.

St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. St. Cloud Hospital is among the largest healthcare facilities in central Minnesota with 6,500 employees and more than 550 physicians on staff. The hospital is nationally recognized, having been named to the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list eleven times. St. Cloud Hospital is a member of CentraCare, an eight-hospital health system with more than 30 clinics and 11 senior housing facilities.

St. David's Medical Center (Austin, Texas). The 350-bed St. David's Medical Center is part of St. David's HealthCare, a seven-hospital health system that won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in 2014. The hospital is among the largest level 4 neonatal ICUs in the Austin, region. St. David's has also earned national recognition for its specialty care. In 2016, the hospital earned a spot among IBM Watson Health's 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals.

St. Luke's Hospital-Quakertown (Pa.) Campus. St. Luke's Hospital-Quakertown is part of the nonprofit St. Luke's University Health Network, a 10-hospital health system with 315 satellite sites. The health system has more than 15,000 employees and 1,400 physicians across all specialties. St. Luke's Hospital-Quakertown is the region's only level 4 trauma center and is a designated center of excellence in hernia surgery. In 2019, IBM Watson Health honored the hospital as a 100 Top Hospital.

St. Peter's Hospital (Helena, Mont.). St. Peter's Hospital has more than 100 physicians in 20-plus specialties serving patients in Montana. The health system's staff tops 1,400 people to provide services to a five-county region with 97,000 residents. The 99-bed hospital is moving toward value-based care delivery and providing universally accessible health records. The hospital has begun pursuing ISO certification and will update its master facility plan to grow its physical infrastructure in the future.

Stillwater (Okla.) Medical Center. Stillwater Medical Center is a 117-bed nonprofit hospital with more than 100 physicians providing care in 30-plus specialties. The hospital has more than 1,400 employees who serve the people of north central Oklahoma. Stillwater also hosts a health plan for employers with group health insurance, Stillwater Collaborative Care, with features to help members with chronic illness comply with treatment protocols. IBM Watson Health recognized the hospital among the 100 Top Hospitals in 2019.

Sycamore Medical Center (Miamisburg, Ohio). Sycamore Medical Center is the southern campus for Kettering Medical Center. It opened in 1978 and now focuses on orthopedics and bariatric surgery. In 2016, the hospital completed a $9 million, 27,000-square-foot expansion that includes 32 private rooms to accommodate for higher surgical services demand. In 2019, IBM Watson Health named Sycamore Medical Center among the 100 Top Hospitals for the 10th time.

Timpanogos Regional Hospital (Orem, Utah). The 122-bed Timpanogos Regional Hospital opened in 1998 and now includes more than 4,500 inpatient admissions per year. The hospital's 200-physician medical staff and 700 employees and volunteers have helped the hospital achieve national recognition for patient care. Timpanogos was named among IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals in 2015-16 and earned an A rating from The Leapfrog Group for hospital safety.

UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center (Steamboat Springs, Colo.). UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center sees more than 51,000 outpatient visits annually. The 39-bed acute care hospital has a virtual visit and emergency virtual health program. In 2018, The Chartis Center for Rural Health recognized Yampa Valley as a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital.

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center (Ashland, Ohio). University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center is a 52-bed hospital dedicated to serving Ohio's underserved population. In 2019, The Chartis Center for Rural Health named University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital. Healthgrades also honored the hospital with the Patient Safety Excellence award for three consecutive years, most recently in 2019.

Valley View Hospital (Glenwood Springs, Colo.). Valley View Hospital is an independent, nonprofit health system that has grown from a 35-bed facility into a 78-bed regional medical center since it opened in 1955. The hospital serves both local residents and attracts patients as a destination health center due to its scenic location. J.D. Power & Associates has recognized the hospital for performance excellence, and Valley View earned IBM Watson Health's 100 Top Hospitals recognition.

War Memorial Hospital (Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.). War Memorial Hospital serves patients in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. In 2018, the hospital received a $75,000 grant from the Michigan Center for Rural Health and Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to address opioid misuse in the region. The hospital earned an A grade from The Leapfrog Group in the spring of 2018 and was named among the Top 20 Rural Hospitals by the National Rural Health Association.

WellSpan Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. Established in 1922, WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital has evolved into a 57-bed hospital with adjacent medical office buildings. The hospital includes around 175 physicians and 500 staff members to serve Waynesboro and the surrounding community. In 2019, the hospital earned the American Heart Association Get With the Guidelines Stroke Silver Plus Award and appeared in the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list for the second time in 2017.

West Florida Hospital (Pensacola). West Florida Hospital is a member of HCA-affiliated West Florida Healthcare, which also includes physical rehabilitation and a behavioral health facility. The hospital has earned an A rating in patient safety from The Leapfrog Group since the fall of 2015 and earned the Healthgrades 2019 Patient Safety Excellence Award.

WellStar West Georgia Medical Center (LaGrange). WellStar West Georgia Medical Center is a 276-bed hospital that is part of the 11-hospital WellStar health system. The hospital provides emergency care for adults and children, treating around 60,000 patients per year. The hospital also has nursing home care and retirement living. West Georgia Medical Center has earned recognition as a Top Large Hospital in Georgia by Georgia Trend Magazine.

West Valley Medical Center (Caldwell, Idaho). West Valley Medical Center is a 150-bed hospital that has been part of HCA since 1975. In 2015, the hospital broke ground on a $6.25 million expansion and renovation of its surgery department, which added 2,771 square feet of space. A year later, it opened a new cardiac electrophysiology catheterization lab. IBM Watson Health honored West Valley Medical Center among the 100 Top Hospitals 2019 and Healthgrades honored it with a five-star rating in total knee replacement.

 

 

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