100 great community hospitals | 2017

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2017 edition of its 100 Great Community Hospitals list.

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 metropolitan cities. Many of these hospitals have been recognized for their clinical quality, operational excellence and economic impact on the surrounding area. 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 rankings and awards from organizations such as the National Rural Health Association, iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades, CareChex, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and the Leapfrog Group.

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

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 features DuPage County's only Level I trauma center, a certified Level III neonatal intensive care unit and Magnet recognition for nursing excellence. [CLICK HERE]

Alhambra (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center. Alhambra Hospital Medical Center is the first solely Chinese-owned hospital in Southern California. [CLICK HERE]

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (Medford, Ore.). Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center is the flagship hospital of the Medford-based Asante health system. [CLICK HERE]

Ascension (St. Louis). Ascension is a nonprofit, faith-based health system covering around 2,500 sites of care. [CLICK HERE]

Aspirus Riverview Hospital (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.). Wisconsin Rapids community leaders joined together in 1912 to establish Aspirus Riverview Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Augusta Health (Fishersville, Va.). Augusta Health opened its doors to patients in 1994. Today, the hospital houses 255 beds and its staff includes 200 active physicians. [CLICK HERE]

Aurora BayCare Medical Center (Green Bay, Wis.). The 167-bed Aurora BayCare Medical Center is part of a joint venture between Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care and Green Bay-based BayCare Clinic. [CLICK HERE]

Avera Queen of Peace Hospital (Mitchell, S.D.). Avera Queen of Peace Hospital was established by the Presentation Sisters faith community in 1906 as 35-bed St. Joseph Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Bear River Valley Hospital (Tremonton, Utah). Bear River Valley Hospital's roots date back to 1923 when a physician opened The Whitlock Hospital in a two-story home in Garland, Utah. [CLICK HERE]

Blanchard Valley Hospital (Findlay, Ohio). The 150-bed Blanchard Valley Hospital has treated patients of Northwest Ohio for more than 125 years. [CLICK HERE]

Bozeman (Mont.) Health Deaconess Hospital. Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital is the flagship facility of Bozeman Health, which serves communities throughout Southwestern Montana. [CLICK HERE]

Brookings (S.D.) Health System. Brookings Health System includes a 49-bed hospital with three operating rooms, a 79-bed skilled nursing home, a senior living facility and several clinics. [CLICK HERE]

Cape Cod Hospital (Hyannis, Mass.). Cape Cod Hospital has one of the busiest emergency departments in Massachusetts, seeing more than 85,000 patients a year. [CLICK HERE]

Castleview Hospital (Prince, Ohio). Castleview Hospital, part of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health, is a 49-bed hospital serving Ohio's Carbon and Emery counties. [CLICK HERE]

Cedar City (Utah) Hospital. Cedar City Hospital's current facility was built in 2003, though its roots date back to 1963 when Cedar City replaced Iron County Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Centinela Hospital Medical Center (Inglewood, Calif.). Centinela Hospital Medical Center has served Inglewood and its surrounding regions since 1924. [CLICK HERE]

Central Vermont Medical Center (Berlin). Central Vermont Medical Center, part of Burlington-based University of Vermont Health Network, was established in 1963 through the merger of Montpelier's Heaton Hospital with Barre City Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Childress (Texas) Regional Medical Center. The 39-bed Childress Regional Medical Center was formed in 1970, and underwent numerous renovations and additions from 1991 to 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Chino (Calif.) Valley Medical Center. Established in 1972, Chino Valley Medical Center is a 112-bed community hospital and part of Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare. [CLICK HERE]

Christus Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler (Texas). Christus Mother Frances Hospital-Tyler's roots date back to 1937, when community leaders partnered with the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth to establish Tyler's first hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Dickinson County Healthcare System (Iron Mountain, Mich.) Dickinson County Healthcare System has provided care to the Iron Mountain community for 65 years. [CLICK HERE]

Edward Hospital (Naperville, Ill.). Edward Hospital is the main campus of the Edward-Elmhurst Health system, which was created by the merger of Edward Hospital and Elmhurst (Ill.) Memorial Healthcare in 2013. [CLICK HERE]

EvergreenHealth Kirkland (Wash.). The Kirkland campus is the flagship hospital for the EvergreenHealth system, formed in 1972. [CLICK HERE]

Fairview Northland Medical Center (Princeton, Minn.). Fairview Northland Medical Center, part of Minneapolis-based Fairview health system, was formed in 1993. [CLICK HERE]

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital (Pinehurst, N.C.). As the flagship of FirstHealth of the Carolinas, 402-bed FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital serves patients across a 15-county region. [CLICK HERE]

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center (Daytona Beach, Fla.). The Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center encompasses the 293-bed main Daytona Beach hospital, 80-bed Ormond Beach hospital and outpatient facilities. [CLICK HERE]

Fort Madison (Iowa) Community Hospital. With a history dating back to 1912, Fort Madison Community Hospital now encompasses a surgery center, themed BirthPlace rooms and a 23,500-square-foot outpatient rehabilitation services center. [CLICK HERE]

Franklin Woods Community Hospital (Johnson City, Tenn.). An 80-bed, nonprofit hospital, Franklin Woods Community Hospital opened in 2010. [CLICK HERE]

French Hospital Medical Center (San Luis Obispo, Calif.). As San Luis Obispo's only nonprofit hospital, French Hospital Medical Center has served the community for almost 70 years. [CLICK HERE]

Gordon Hospital (Calhoun, Ga.). Gordon Hospital houses 69 beds and operates under the umbrella of Altamonte Springs, Fla.-based Adventist Health System. [CLICK HERE] 

Hawkins County Memorial Hospital (Rogersville, Tenn.). Opened in 1961, Hawkins County Memorial Hospital employs more than 50 physicians as well as 160 nurses, technicians and support staff. [CLICK HERE]

Henry Community Health (New Castle, Ind.). Henry County Hospital is part of Henry Community Health. [CLICK HERE]

Hill Country Memorial Hospital (Fredericksburg, Texas). The 86-bed Hill Country Memorial Hospital opened in 1971 and now consists of 140 medical staff personnel, 650 employees and 200 volunteers serving eight counties. [CLICK HERE]

Holland (Mich.) Hospital. The independent, nonprofit Holland Hospital opened in 1917 and now includes 375 physicians and 2,000 employees. [CLICK HERE]

Holy Family Memorial (Manitowoc, Wis.). Opened in 1899, Holy Family Memorial employs more than 1,100 healthcare professionals. [CLICK HERE]

HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center (Phoenix, Ariz.). The 266-bed John C. Lincoln Medical Center houses a Level I Trauma Center, primary stroke center and accredited chest pain center. [CLICK HERE]

Houston Methodist Sugar Land (Texas) Hospital. More than 850 physicians staff Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital, which houses an accredited chest pain center and certified primary stroke center. [CLICK HERE]

Howard Young Medical Center (Woodruff, Wis.). Howard Young Medical Center, a member of St. Louis-based Ascension, opened in 1977. [CLICK HERE]

HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Breese (Ill.). An affiliate of Hospital Sisters Health System, HSHS St. Joseph's Hospital Breese opened more than 100 year ago. [CLICK HERE] 

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (Fairfax, Va.). Inova Fair Oaks Hospital is a 182-bed acute care facility specializing in spine, weight loss, joint replacement and minimally invasive surgery. [CLICK HERE] 

Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Medical Center. More than 400 physicians and 3,400 employees treat patients at Kalispell Regional Medical Center, which opened in 1910. [CLICK HERE] 

Lake Region Healthcare (Fergus Falls, Minn.). Lake Region Healthcare came to fruition with the 1951 merger of St. Luke's Hospital, opened in 1903, and Wright Memorial Hospital, opened in 1906. [CLICK HERE]

Lakeview Hospital (Bountiful, Utah). The 128-bed Lakeview Hospital has 226 physicians on staff and 597 employees. [CLICK HERE]

Lakeview Medical Center (Rice Lake, Wis.). Lakeview Medical Center was dedicated in 1978. Today, 67 physicians offer care in 22 specialties at the 40-bed medical center. [CLICK HERE]

Lawrence (Kan.) Memorial Hospital. Founded in 1921, Lawrence Memorial Hospital houses 173 beds and is accredited by The Joint Commission. [CLICK HERE]

LeConte Medical Center (Sevierville, Tenn.). LeConte Medical Center opened in 2010 and holds 79 beds. [CLICK HERE]

Logan (Utah) Regional Hospital. A part of Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare, Logan Regional Hospital opened in 1980. [CLICK HERE]

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center (Houston). Opened in 1971, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center has more than 1,100 affiliated physicians and 1,800 employees. [CLICK HERE]

Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center (Jasper, Ind.). Sponsored by the Sisters of the Little Company of Mary, Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center serves patients in eight rural counties across southwestern Indiana. [CLICK HERE]

Mercer County Community Hospital - Coldwater (Ohio). Mercer County Community Hospital – Coldwater serves as the anchor facility for Mercer Health, which was founded in 1950. [CLICK HERE]

Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital (Batavia, Ohio). Mercy Health-Clermont Hospital, part of Cincinnati-based Mercy Health, was founded in 1973. [CLICK HERE] 

Mercy Health-Defiance (Ohio) Hospital. Defiance Hospital, part of Cincinnati-based Mercy Health, has 17 patient rooms and 23 beds and is connected to Fauster Surgery Center and Mercy Defiance Clinic via a walkway. [CLICK HERE]

Mercy Health-Fairfield (Ohio) Hospital. Fairfield Hospital is a nationally recognized facility serving patients in Butler County and northern Cincinnati for almost 40 years.[CLICK HERE] 

Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids, Minn.). Mercy Hospital opened in 1965, two years after the Anoka Community Hospital Association agreed to construct the facility near Coon Rapids. [CLICK HERE] 

Mercy Hospital Washington (Mo.). Originally established as St. Francis Hospital in 1926, Mercy Hospital Washington moved under its parent company, St. Louis-based based Mercy, in 1976. [CLICK HERE] 

Mercy Iowa City (Iowa). Four Sisters of Mercy, who traveled by train carrying as many medical supplies as possible, arrived in Iowa at the request of State University of Iowa's medical school dean to found Mercy Iowa City in 1873. [CLICK HERE] 

Mercy Regional Medical Center (Durango, Colo.). Mercy Regional Medical Center, part of Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health, is a nonprofit 82-bed acute care hospital. [CLICK HERE] 

Mid Coast Hospital (Brunswick, Maine). The 93-bed, nonprofit Mid Coast Hospital was established in 2001 and is part of Brunswick, Maine-based Mid Coast–Parkview Health. [CLICK HERE] 

MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena (Mich.). MidMichigan Medical Center-Alpena traces its roots to Alpena's first community hospital, which opened in 1915 as the Donald McRae Hospital. [CLICK HERE] 

Monroe (Wis.) Clinic Hospital. Five physicians collaborated in 1939 to create community-oriented primary and specialized care through Monroe Clinic, the umbrella organization of its flagship Monroe Clinic Hospital. [CLICK HERE] 

Montrose (Colo.) Memorial Hospital. Montrose Memorial Hospital has more than 100 physicians across 23 medical specialties. [CLICK HERE]

Morris (Ill.) Hospital & Healthcare Centers. Established in 1906, Morris Hospital & Healthcare Centers is an 89-bed hospital with 1,200 employees and more than 200 physicians and advanced practice providers. [CLICK HERE] 

Mosaic Life Care (St. Joseph, Mo.). Mosaic Life Care is a member of the Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Care Network.[CLICK HERE] 

MHP Medical Center (Shelbyville, Ind.). MHP Medical Center, a part of Major Health Partners, was built in 1924 after a late William Major and his wife Helen Thompson willed their home the City of Shelbyville. [CLICK HERE] 

Newberry (S.C.) County Memorial Hospital. Newberry County community members created the Newberry County Hospital Association in 1923 to fund and plan the opening of Newberry County Memorial Hospital in 1925.[CLICK HERE] 

Newton (Kan.) Medical Center. Newton Medical Center's tradition of excellence began in 1988 with the merging of Bethel Deaconess Hospital and Axtell Hospital. [CLICK HERE] 

Northern Hospital of Surry County (Mt. Airy, N.C.). Northern Hospital of Surry County opened its doors in 1957.[CLICK HERE] 

Northern Maine Medical Center (Fort Kent). The 49-bed, fully accredited Northern Maine Medical Center features a six-bed intensive care unit and a child, adolescent and adult inpatient psychiatric unit. [CLICK HERE] 

Novant Health Huntersville (N.C.) Medical Center. Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center, part of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Novant Health, opened in 2004 as a 50-bed facility. [CLICK HERE] 

Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge (La.). More than 300 physicians staff Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge's 150 beds and 13 health centers.[CLICK HERE] 

OhioHealth Dublin (Ohio) Methodist Hospital. OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital features eight operating rooms and 80 beds. [CLICK HERE] 

Parkview Huntington (Ind.) Hospital. Parkview Huntington Hospital's tradition of quality dates back more than 96 years [CLICK HERE] 

Penn Highlands DuBois (Pa.). Penn Highlands DuBois' seven centers of excellence, including The Heart Center, The Hahne Cancer Center and The Women's Health Center, provide care to west central Pennsylvania residents.[CLICK HERE] 

Peterson Regional Medical Center (Kerrville, Texas). Established in 1949 as the Sid Peterson Memorial Hospital, Peterson Regional Medical Center opened its current location in 2008. [CLICK HERE] 

Pomerene Hospital (Millersburg, Ohio). Pomerene Hospital traces its beginnings to 1919, when the original Joel Pomerene Hospital Company was comprised of a six-bed women's ward, a three-bed men's ward, six private rooms and 10 physicians.[CLICK HERE]

ProMedica Flower Hospital (Sylvania, Ohio). ProMedica Flower Hospital has served the greater Toledo community for more than 100 years.[CLICK HERE]

Renown South Meadows Medical Center (Reno, Nev.). Reno-based Renown Health's Renown South Meadows Medical Center includes a chest pain center, institute for heart and vascular health, a critical care unit and the Monaco Ridge Assisted Living facility. [CLICK HERE]

Riverside Medical Center (Kankakee, Ill.). Riverside Medical Center is Kankakee-based Riverside Health's 312-bed community hospital.[CLICK HERE]

Roper Hospital (Charleston, S.C.). Founded in 1829 as the first community hospital in the Carolinas, Roper Hospital has grown to include a 24-hour emergency room, a heart and vascular center as well as cancer and breast care services. [CLICK HERE]

Russell Medical (Alexander City, Ala.). Russell Medical is a nonprofit acute care facility serving central Alabama. [CLICK HERE]

Salem (Ore.) Health Hospital. Salem Health Hospital includes 494 licensed acute care beds and 449 practitioners on the active medical staff. [CLICK HERE]

Sentara Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Medical Center. Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center includes 145 licensed beds and a Joint Commission-certified primary stroke center. [CLICK HERE]

Sheridan (Wyo.) Memorial Hospital. Sheridan Memorial Hospital employs more than 700 people, making it one of the largest employers in Sheridan County by number of employees. [CLICK HERE]

Spectrum Health Zeeland (Mich.) Community Hospital. For more than 80 years, Spectrum Health's Zeeland Community Hospital has provided medical services in Michigan. [CLICK HERE]

St. Clair Hospital (Pittsburgh). A 328-bed acute care medical center, St. Clair Hospital is a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. [CLICK HERE]

St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. The Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict founded St. Cloud Hospital in 1886. [CLICK HERE]

St. David's Medical Center (Austin, Texas). Opened in 1924, St. David's Medical Center includes a 24-hour emergency department as well as the full-service St. David's Rehabilitation Center. [CLICK HERE]           

St. Luke's Hospital-Quakertown (Pa.) Campus. St. Luke's Hospital-Quakertown Campus includes 275-plus physicians who provide care in 40 different specialties. [CLICK HERE]

Sycamore Medical Center (Miamisburg, Ohio). Orthopedic surgery and weight loss procedures are the cornerstone services at Sycamore Medical Center. [CLICK HERE]

Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton (Ga.). The 181-bed Tanner Medical Center/Carrollton's hospital campus includes heart and vascular, maternity care and cancer centers. [CLICK HERE]

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth opened in 1987 and includes 199 beds. [CLICK HERE]

Timpanogos Regional Hospital (Orem, Utah). The 122-bed Timpanogos Regional Hospital is part of Cottonwood Heights, Utah-based MountainStar Healthcare, a division of Hospital Corporation of America.[CLICK HERE]

University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center (Ashland, Ohio). University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center was a gift to the city of Ashland, Ohio, in 1912 from local philanthropists as a hospital where no sick person would be turned away. [CLICK HERE]

UPMC Bedford Memorial (Everett, Pa.). UPMC Bedford Memorial is a nonprofit, 49-bed acute care hospital with 301 employees and 43 affiliated physicians. [CLICK HERE]

Valley View Hospital (Glenwood Springs, Colo.). The 49-bed Valley View Hospital reported 2,807 admissions in 2016 and physicians performed 952 inpatient surgeries. [CLICK HERE]

War Memorial Hospital (Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.). War Memorial Hospital has served Sault Sainte Marie for more than 100 years. [CLICK HERE]

Waynesboro (Pa.) Hospital. A group of volunteers established Waynesboro Hospital in 1922 in response to the Spanish influenza epidemic. [CLICK HERE]

West Florida Hospital (Pensacola). West Florida Hospital, an HCA affiliate, is a Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care atrial fibrillation certified hospital with an accredited chest pain center and breast imaging center. [CLICK HERE]

WellStar West Georgia Medical Center (LaGrange). WellStar West Georgia Medical Center is a 276-bed community hospital that has 267 physicians representing 33 medical and surgical specialties on staff. [CLICK HERE]

West Valley Medical Center (Caldwell, Idaho). Established in 1920 as Caldwell Sanitarium, West Valley Medical Center has grown into a 150-bed facility and one of the state's largest employers with around 700 employees and 200 providers on the medical staff. [CLICK HERE]

Yampa Valley Medical Center (Steamboat Springs, Colo.). Founded in 1946, Yampa Valley Medical Center is a nonprofit independent community hospital. [CLICK HERE]

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