100 great community hospitals | 2016

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2016 edition of its 100 Great Community Hospitals list.


For the purposes of this list, Becker's defines a "community hospital" as one with fewer than 550 beds that have minimal teaching programs. Critical access hospitals were excluded from this year's list — our list of 50 Great Critical Access Hospitals will be released in July.

Some of the hospitals on this list are not far from major metro areas, while others serve more rural communities. Regardless of their location, or their independence or affiliation with a major system, these hospitals are a vital part of their respective communities.

The Becker's editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on rankings and awards from such organizations as iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades, CareChex, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Leapfrog Group. Included organizations have earned recognition from one or more of these organizations.

Note: This list is not exhaustive, nor is it meant to be a ranking — organizations are listed in alphabetical order. 

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Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, Ill.). Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Downers Grove-based Advocate Health Care, the largest health system in Illinois. [READ MORE]

Alhambra (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center. The 144-bed Alhambra Hospital Medical Center is the first solely Chinese-owned hospital in Southern California and has more than 600 employees and affiliations with 300 physicians. [READ MORE] 

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (Medford, Ore.). Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, a 378-bed regional referral and trauma center, is the flagship facility of Medford, Ore.-based Asante. [READ MORE] 

Aspirus Riverview Hospital (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.). Aspirus Riverview Hospital's roots date back to 1912, when the hospital was organized by community leaders. [READ MORE] 

Augusta Health (Fishersville, Va.). This 255-bed hospital opened in 1994 and today has 2,300 staff members and hosts more than 12,000 annual admissions. [READ MORE] 

Aurora BayCare Medical Center (Green Bay, Wis.). Aurora BayCare Medical Center is a joint venture of Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care and BayCare Clinic. [READ MORE]

Bear River Valley Hospital (Tremonton, Utah). In 2016, Bear River Valley Hospital was named an iVantage Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital. [READ MORE]

Blanchard Valley Hospital (Findlay, Ohio). Blanchard Valley Hospital, a 150-bed acute care facility, has served patients for more than 125 years. [READ MORE] 

Bozeman (Mont.) Deaconess Hospital. This 86-bed, nonprofit facility is a licensed Level III trauma center serving southwest Montana. [READ MORE] 

Brookings (S.D.) Health System. This nonprofit, city-owned health system serves patients in Brookings, the fourth largest city in the state, and surrounding communities. [READ MORE] 

Cape Cod Hospital (Hyannis, Mass.). Cape Cod Hospital includes the 20-bed inpatient and outpatient Cape Psych Center, 14 medical office buildings, 14-operating room surgical pavilion, breast care center, infectious disease clinical services and a hospital-supported community health center. [READ MORE] 

Cedar City (Utah) Hospital. Cedar City Hospital, formerly Valley View Medical Center, is part of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare. [READ MORE] 

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

Central Vermont Medical Center (Berlin). This 122-bed hospital serves as the primary healthcare provider for 66,000 people who live and work in central Vermont. [READ MORE] 

Charlotte Hungerford Hospital (Torrington, Conn.). Founded in 1916, the 109-plus-bed Charlotte Hungerford Hospitalserves 30 towns in northwest Connecticut. [READ MORE] 

Childress (Texas) Regional Medical Center. Located in the southeast corner of the Texas panhandle, this 39-bed hospital is operated by a county hospital district formed in 1965 and governed by directors elected by Childress County voters. [READ MORE] 

Chino (Calif.) Valley Medical Center. Chino Valley Medical Center, established in 1972, is part of Ontario, Calif.-based hospital chain Prime Healthcare. [READ MORE] 

Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler (Texas). Mother Frances Hospital has served east Texas for more than seven decades. [READ MORE] 

Clermont Hospital (Batavia, Ohio). Established in 1973, Clermont Hospital features one of the Cincinnati region's newest and largest intensive care units. [READ MORE] 

Delray Medical Center (Delray Beach, Fla.). This 493-bed acute care hospital has served the communities of South Palm Beach County for more than three decades. [READ MORE] 

Dickinson Memorial Hospital (Iron Mountain, Mich.). Dickinson Memorial Hospital is a general medical and surgical hospital and part of Dickinson County Healthcare System. [READ MORE] 

Edward Hospital (Naperville, Ill.). Edward Hospital is part of Edward-Elmhurst Health, one of the larger integrated health systems in Illinois. [READ MORE] 

El Camino Hospital (Mountain View, Calif.). This 300-bed, Magnet-recognized hospital serves the Silicon Valley. [READ MORE] 

EvergreenHealth Kirkland (Wash.). TheEvergreenHealth Kirkland campus includes a 318-bed medical center and four medical specialty buildings. [READ MORE] 

Fairfield (Ohio) Hospital. Fairfield Hospital, part of Cincinnati-based Mercy Health, has served residents of Butler County and northern Cincinnati for more than three decades. [READ MORE] 

Fairview Northland Medical Center (Princeton, Minn.). Fairview Northland Medical Center, part of Minneapolis-based Fairview Health Services, is home to an emergency department that treats more than 17,000 people annually. [READ MORE]

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital (Pinehurst, N.C.). This 387-bed hospital, the flagship facility for FirstHealth of the Carolinas, serves as the referral center for a 15-county region in North Carolina and South Carolina. [READ MORE] 

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (Daytona Beach, Fla.). Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center comprises two campuses: a 277-bed main hospital in Daytona Beach, Fla., and a 119-bed hospital in Ormond Beach, Fla. [READ MORE] 

Fort Madison (Iowa) Community Hospital. Sacred Heart Hospital, operated by the Sisters of the Third Order of Saint Francis for 65 years, became Fort Madison Community Hospital in 1977 when the building and equipment were sold for $1.00 to a nonprofit board of directors. [READ MORE]

Franciscan St. Francis Health-Indianapolis. Franciscan St. Francis Health, one of the largest health systems in Indiana, houses various treatment centers, including a heart center, joint and spine center and weight loss center. [READ MORE]

Franklin Woods Community Hospital (Johnson City, Tenn.). The 80-bed Franklin Woods Community Hospital opened in 2010 to replace two hospitals that closed that same year and provide healthcare for Johnson City and the surrounding Northeast Tennessee area. [READ MORE]

French Hospital Medical Center (San Luis Obispo, Calif.). French Hospital Medical Center, part of San Francisco-based Dignity Health, is a 112-bed nonprofit facility. [READ MORE] 

Gordon Hospital (Calhoun, Ga.). Gordon Hospital is part of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System, the world's largest nonprofit Protestant healthcare system. [READ MORE]

Hawkins County Memorial Hospital (Rogersville, Tenn.). Hawkins County Memorial Hospital has served the Rogersville community since 1961 and employs more than 50 board-certified physicians and approximately 160 nurses, technicians and support staff. [READ MORE]

Henry County Hospital (New Castle, Ind.). Henry County Hospital is a 90-bed general medical and surgical hospital. [READ MORE]

Hill Country Memorial Hospital (Fredericksburg, Texas). When Hill Country Memorial opened in 1971, more than 5,000 people arrived to see the new facility. [READ MORE] 

Holland (Mich.) Hospital. This 189-bed community hospital served its first patient in 1917 and now employs 2,000 people. [READ MORE] 

Holy Family Memorial (Manitowoc, Wis.). When Holy Family Memorial opened its doors in 1899, it was hailed as one of the premier hospitals in the country, boasting modern amenities like an elevator. [READ MORE] 

HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center (Phoenix, Ariz.). This Magnet-recognized hospital has 266 beds and has been part of Scottsdale, Ariz.-based HonorHealth since October 2013. [READ MORE] 

Houston Methodist Sugar Land (Texas) Hospital. This hospital has grown steadily since it opened in 1998 and now has 850 physicians across a range of medical specialties. [READ MORE] 

Howard Young Medical Center (Woodruff, Wis.). Built in 1977, Howard Young Medical Center is a 99-bed acute care facility offering community members a wide range of healthcare services. [READ MORE] 

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital (Breese, Ill.). St. Joseph's Hospital Breese is part of Springfield, Ill.-based Hospital Sisters Health System and has been part of the community for more than 100 years. [READ MORE] 

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (Fairfax, Va.). Inova Fair Oaks, a 182-bed community hospital, is the No. 3 hospital in the Washington metro area, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report's 2015-16 rankings. [READ MORE]

Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Medical Center. At Kalispell Regional Medical Center, nearly 200 physicians and 1,400 employees across 100 departments provide care for the community. [READ MORE] 

Lake Region Healthcare (Fergus Falls, Minn.). Excavation for the hospital that would eventually become Lake Region Healthcare began in 1902. [READ MORE] 

Lakeview Hospital (Bountiful, Utah). This 128-bed, 210,000-square-foot acute care hospital opened in 1976 and is staffed by 226 physicians. [READ MORE] 

Lakeview Medical Center (Rice Lake, Wis.). Lakeview Medical Center was established in1919 and has since grown as a 40-bed community hospital. [READ MORE] 

Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital. Founded in 1921, Lawrence Memorial has grown throughout the years into a 173-bed facility regularly recognized for excellence. [READ MORE] 

LeConte Medical Center (Sevierville, Tenn.). Part of Knoxville, Tenn.-based Covenant Health, this 79-bed hospital opened in early 2010 as a modern medical center in a mountain setting. [READ MORE] 

Logan (Utah) Regional Hospital. Logan Regional dates back to its establishment in 1914 and it became part of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare in 1975. [READ MORE] 

Major Hospital (Shelbyville, Ind.). Major Hospital has served residents of Shelbyville for nearly a century. [READ MORE] 

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center (Houston). This 444-bed hospital has served residents of Greater and West Houston since 1971 and boasts more than 1,800 employees. [READ MORE] 

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (Jasper, Ind.). Memorial Hospital has been serving community residents for more than six decades. [READ MORE] 

Mercer County Community Hospital - Coldwater (Ohio). Mercer County Community Hospital's roots stretch back more than six decades. [READ MORE]

Mercy Health - Defiance (Ohio) Hospital. Mercy Defiance is a 23-bed progressive care hospital staffed by 123 physicians. [READ MORE]

Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids, Minn.). Mercy Hospital is part of Minneapolis-based Allina Health and serves the northwestern Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area. [READ MORE] 

Mercy Hospital Washington (Mo.). This acute care hospital, founded in 1926, offers comprehensive medical, surgical, obstetric, emergency and pediatric services to its community. [READ MORE] 

Mercy Iowa City (Iowa). Mercy Iowa City is an acute care hospital delivering healthcare to residents across southeast Iowa. [READ MORE] 

Mercy Regional Medical Center (Durango, Colo.). Part of Englewood, Colo.-based Centura Health, this hospital's history dates back to 1882. [READ MORE] 

Mid Coast Hospital (Brunswick, Maine). Mid Coast Hospital is a full-service, 93-bed, independent hospital staffed by more than 180 physicians and advanced practice providers. [READ MORE] 

Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital (Stevens Point, Wis.). Founded in 1913, Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital is a fully accredited acute care facility staffed by more than 200 physicians. [READ MORE] 

Morris (Ill.) Hospital & Healthcare Centers. Located 55 miles southwest of Chicago, Morris Hospital has served area residents for more than a century. [READ MORE] 

Mosaic Life Care (St. Joseph, Mo.). This community hospital is no stranger to accolades. [READ MORE]  

Newberry (S.C.) County Memorial Hospital. Newberry County Memorial Hospital opened its doors in 1925 and has since undergone numerous major expansions and renovations. [READ MORE] 

Newton (Kan.) Medical Center. This 103-bed nonprofit hospital was established in 1988 when two community hospitals, with histories stretching back more than a century, merged. [READ MORE] 

Northern Hospital of Surry County (Mt. Airy, N.C.). The origins of this hospital can be traced back to the 1950s. [READ MORE]

Northern Maine Medical Center (Fort Kent). This 49-bed facility on the border of Canada offers complete obstetric, surgical, pediatric and general medical services. [READ MORE]

Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield, Ill.). Central DuPage Hospital, a Magnet-designated, 333-bed facility, joined Northwestern Memorial HealthCare after Cadence Health joined the Chicago-based system in 2014. [READ MORE] 

Novant Health Huntersville (N.C.) Medical Center. Huntersville Medical Center, part of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health, opened in 2004 as a 50-bed hospital, but has since grown to house 92 beds. [READ MORE] 

Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge (La.). Ochsner Baton Rouge includes a 150-bed hospital as well as 13 health centers and a physician team more than 300 strong. [READ MORE]

OhioHealth Dublin (Ohio) Methodist Hospital. Dublin Methodist Hospital opened in 2007, making it the newest hospital in central Ohio, according to OhioHealth. [READ MORE]

Parkview Huntington (Ind.) Hospital. Parkview Huntington Hospital is located about 25 miles southwest of Fort Wayne, Ind., where its parent system Parkview Health is based. [READ MORE]

Penn Highlands DuBois (Pa.). Penn Highlands DuBois is one of four hospitals that make up DuBois-based Penn Highlands Healthcare. [READ MORE]

Pomerene Hospital (Millersburg, Ohio). Not only was Pomerene Hospital named a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by iVantage this year, the National Rural Health Association also named it as a 2016 Top 20 Rural Hospital and Truven named it as a 100 Top Hospital as well. [READ MORE]

ProMedica Flower Hospital (Sylvania, Ohio). This 311-bed hospital, part of Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica, has been serving the community in greater Toledo for more than a century. [READ MORE] 

Renown South Meadows Medical Center (Reno, Nev.). South Meadows Medical Center is part of Reno, Nev.-based Renown Health. [READ MORE] 

Riverside Medical Center (Kankakee, Ill.). Riverside Medical Center, the area's only Magnet-designated facility, has been a central part of the Kankakee community since it opened in 1964. [READ MORE]

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

Russell Medical Center (Alexander City, Ala.). Russell Medical Center opened in 1923 and has undergone many expansions and improvements since, including adding a da Vinci robotic system in 2011. [READ MORE]

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center (Ashland, Ohio). Part of Cleveland-based University Hospitals, this 55-bed hospital is based between Cleveland and Columbus, two of Ohio's largest cities. [READ MORE]

Salem (Ore.) Hospital. Salem Hospital is part of Salem Health, which became a partner of Portland-based Oregon Health & Science University in November 2015. [READ MORE] 

Sentara Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Medical Center. Not only is this 145-bed hospital a certified primary stroke center, it is also Magnet-recognized for nursing excellence. [READ MORE]

Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Hospital. Sherman Oaks Hospital is a nonprofit community hospital that became part of Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare in January 2006. [READ MORE]

Spectrum Health Zeeland (Mich.) Community Hospital. Zeeland Community Hospital, part of Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Spectrum Health, has 57 beds and a mission to improve the health of the communities it has served for more than 80 years. [READ MORE]

St. Clair Hospital (Pittsburgh). This 328-bed independent hospital serves more than half a million residents throughout southwestern Pennsylvania. [READ MORE]

St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. St. Cloud Hospital was founded in 1886 by the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict, but it is now part of St. Cloud-based CentraCare Health. [READ MORE]

St. David's Medical Center (Austin, Texas). St. David's Medical Center, part of St. David's HealthCare in Austin, has served the community since 1924. [READ MORE]

St. Luke's Quakertown Campus (Pa.). Bethlehem, Pa.-based St. Luke's University Health Network acquired the hospital, formerly Quakertown Community Hospital, in 1995. [READ MORE]

Sycamore Medical Center (Miamisburg, Ohio). Part of Kettering (Ohio) Health Network, Sycamore Medical Center is one of the 100 Top Hospitals in the nation this year, according to Truven. [READ MORE]

Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton (Ga.). Clocking in at 201 beds, this acute care hospital serves the residents of west Georgia and east Alabama. [READ MORE]

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth (Texas). This hospital opened in 1987 to serve the communities of Fort Worth, Benbrook, Crowley, Aledo and Granbury. [READ MORE]

The Monroe (Wis.) Clinic Hospital. This hospital is the main campus of the Monroe Clinic, which got its start in 1939 when five physicians teamed up to offer community-focused, comprehensive primary and specialty healthcare. [READ MORE]

Timpanogos Regional Hospital (Orem, Utah). Timpanogos Regional Hospital, a 122-bed hospital part of Cottonwood Heights, Utah-based MountainStar Healthcare, has served its community since 1998. [READ MORE]

UPMC Bedford Memorial (Everett, Pa.). Part of Pittsburgh-based UPMC, this 27-bed community hospital is one of the 2016 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, as named by iVantage. [READ MORE]

Valley View Hospital (Glenwood Springs, Colo.). Valley View Hospital has been a Planetree Designated Patient-Centered Hospital since 2007, meaning the community hospital has embraced and implemented patient- and resident-centered care in a comprehensive manner. [READ MORE]

Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. Part of Chambersburg, Pa.-based Summit Health, Waynesboro Hospital was established in 1992 by volunteers in response to the Spanish flu. [READ MORE]

West Florida Hospital (Pensacola). West Florida Hospital, part of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America, boasts itself as the first hospital in the Pensacola area to offer all private rooms. [READ MORE]

WellStar West Georgia Medical Center (LaGrange). West Georgia Health officially became WellStar West Georgia Medical Center in April. [READ MORE]

West Valley Medical Center (Caldwell, Idaho). West Valley Medical Center is affiliated with HCA Mountain Division, a system spanning Idaho, Utah and Alaska that is part of Nashville, Tenn.-based Hospital Corporation of America. [READ MORE]

Yampa Valley Medical Center (Steamboat Springs, Colo.). This 39-bed, nonprofit, non-tax-supported, independent community hospital was founded in 1946. [READ MORE]

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