62 critical access hospitals to know | 2017

Becker's Healthcare is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the "62 critical access hospitals to know" list, highlighting 62 of the nation's certified critical access hospitals.

Critical access hospitals have 25 or fewer inpatient beds and the annual average length of stay is 96 hours or fewer for acute care. These hospitals also offer 24/7 emergency care and must be located at least 35 miles away from any other hospital.

The hospitals featured on this list were chosen based on superior performance and reputation. Becker's Healthcare editors selected the following hospitals based on awards and rankings for respected organizations, including iVantage Health Analytics, Healthgrades, the National Rural Health Association, Women's Choice Award, Leapfrog Group and Medicare star ratings. The team also considered the hospital's community impact and reputation for innovation.

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

Please contact Laura Dyrda at ldyrda@beckershealthcare.com with any questions or comments on this list.

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Abraham Lincoln (Ill.) Memorial Hospital. Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital was built in 2011 and has received multiple accolades for application of technology and organizational performance, including earning Hospitals & Health Networks' Most Wired recognition for four consecutive years, beginning in 2013. [CLICK HERE] 

Aspen (Colo.) Valley Hospital. Aspen Valley Hospital has served Coloradoans for over a century. [CLICK HERE]

Aspirus Ironwood (Mich.) Hospital. Established in 1923, Asprius Ironwood, formerly known as Aspirus Grand View, plays a central role in its community of 5,387 people.[CLICK HERE]

Aspirus Iron River (Mich.) Hospital & Clinics. Aspirus Iron River is a 25-bed hospital in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. [CLICK HERE]

Aspirus Medford (Wis.) Hospital. Aspirus Medford Hospital was the first Wisconsin hospital to receive the National Rural Health Quality Award in 2006 and has been named among iVantage Health Analytics' Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals every year since 2013. [CLICK HERE]

Aultman Orrville (Ohio) Hospital. Aultman Orrville belonged to the Independent Hospital Network since 1999. [CLICK HERE]

Avera Holy Family Hospital (Estherville, Iowa). Avera Holy Family Hospital belongs to Sioux Falls, S.D.-based Avera Health, a regional healthcare system spanning five states.[CLICK HERE]

Barrett Hospital and HealthCare (Dillon, Mont.). Barrett Hospital and HealthCare has served a community of roughly 12,000 since 1922. [CLICK HERE]

Boone County Health Center (Albion, Neb.). Boone County Health Center admitted 71 patients and delivered 47 babies in 1950, its inaugural year. [CLICK HERE]

Bridgton (Maine) Hospital. Bridgton Hospital has taken major steps in the last two decades to expand services and improve operations. [CLICK HERE]

Calumet Medical Center (Chilton, Wis.). Calumet Medical Center is a subsidiary of Affinity Health System, an Appleton, Wis.-based health system owned by St. Louis-based Ascension. [CLICK HERE]

CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington (N.D.) Health Center. CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington is a 25-bed hospital that began providing care in 1916 as Carrington Hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Central Montana Medical Center (Lewistown). This nonprofit, 25-bed hospital is an important part of the economic, employment and social fabric of its community, with the nearest hospital located more than 100 miles from Lewiston.[CLICK HERE]

CHI St. Alexius Health Dickinson (N.D.). Dickinson is the only hospital in a 100-mile radius offering Level IV trauma services, including stroke, cardiac and burn care. [CLICK HERE]

Community HealthCare System, Onaga (Kan.) & St. Mary's. Community HealthCare System is rooted in caring for rural communities. [CLICK HERE]

Delta (Utah) Community Hospital. Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare opened 18-bed Delta Community Hospital in May 1985 to serve the medical needs of the region.[CLICK HERE]

Fairview Hospital (Great Barrington, Mass.). Fairview is a nonprofit, 25-bed member hospital of Pittsfield, Mass.-based Berkshire Health Systems. [CLICK HERE]

Floyd Valley Healthcare (Le Mars, Iowa). Floyd Valley Healthcare offers more than the typical rural hospital experience — it also provides quality family medicine clinics, specialty clinics, rehabilitation and speech therapies, home health services, assisted living facilities as well as produces and sells durable medical equipment. [CLICK HERE]

Gunnison Hospital. Situated in a rural, alpine community, GVH is accustomed to dealing with extreme medical circumstances, from cold weather trauma injuries to high-altitude care. [CLICK HERE]

Hammond-Henry Hospital (Geneseo, Ill.). Hammond-Henry Hospital has served northeastern Illinois since 1901. [CLICK HERE]

Hancock County Hospital (Sneedville, Tenn.). Hancock County Hospital, part of Kingsport, Tenn.-based Wellmont Health System, opened in 2005 to provide high-quality healthcare services to the rural Sneedville community. [CLICK HERE]

Hudson (Wis.) Hospital & Clinic. Hudson opened as an independent facility in 1953 and in 2009 joined HealthPartners, an integrated health system in Bloomington, Minn. [CLICK HERE]

Huggins Hospital (Wolfeboro, N.H.). Since opening in 1907, Huggins Hospital has grown expansively to provide more comprehensive patient services. [CLICK HERE]

Iowa Specialty Hospital & Clinics – Belmond (Iowa). Originally two award-winning facilities, Belmond Medical Center and Wright Medical Center in Eagle Grove, Iowa, combined to create Iowa Specialty Hospital & Clinics in 2012. [CLICK HERE]

Kittitas Valley Healthcare Hospital (Ellensburg, Wash.). Kittitas Valley Healthcare Hospital serves 41,000 residents in Kittitas County, Wash. [CLICK HERE]

Madison (S.D.) Regional Health System. Madison Regional Health System is a 22-bed nonprofit hospital with 200 employees. [CLICK HERE]

Magruder Hospital (Port Clinton, Ohio). Magruder Hospital is a 25-bed nonprofit hospital serving patients through more than 32,000 physician office visits, 74,000 outpatient visits and 15,000 emergency room visits annually. [CLICK HERE]

Martha's Vineyard Hospital (Oak Bluffs, Mass.). Martha's Vineyard Hospital is a member of Partners HealthCare and an affiliate of Massachusetts General Hospital, both in Boston. [CLICK HERE]

Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar (Menomonie, Wis.). Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar is a multispecialty medical and surgical group offering specialized care to the residents of western Wisconsin.[CLICK HERE]

Memorial Hospital (Seward, Neb.). Memorial Hospital, owned and operated by Seward-based Memorial Health Care Systems, opened its doors in 1950. [CLICK HERE]

Mercy Hospital Kingfisher (Okla.). Mercy Hospital Kingfisher is a member of the St. Charles, Mo.-based Mercy, a nonprofit health system. [CLICK HERE]

Mercy Hospital Logan County (Guthrie, Okla.). Mercy Hospital Logan County, a 25-bed member of St. Charles, Mo.-based Mercy, serves the residents of central Oklahoma. [CLICK HERE]

Millinocket (Maine) Regional Hospital. Millinocket Regional Hospital was founded in 1952 and designated as a critical access hospital in 2002. [CLICK HERE]

Door County Medical Center (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.). Door County Medical Center has served patients in Wisconsin's Door and Kewaunee counties for 70-plus years. [CLICK HERE]

Mount Desert Island Hospital (Bar Harbor, Maine). Founded as a 10-bed hospital in 1897, Mount Desert Island Hospital has since transformed into an award-winning 25-bed critical access hospital with nine regional health centers and a retirement community. [CLICK HERE]

Myrtue Medical Center (Harlan, Iowa). Myrtue Medical Center is an integrated healthcare facility, featuring five medical clinics in addition to a behavioral health center, family wellness center and aquatic complex. [CLICK HERE]

Newman Regional Health (Emporia, Kan.). Newman Regional Health is a 25-bed critical access hospital with more than 500 employees, 225 volunteers and 130 physicians — 28 of which are on the hospital's active medical staff. [CLICK HERE]

New Ulm (Minn.) Medical Center. New Ulm Medical Center is a nonprofit hospital and clinic serving residents of south central Minnesota. [CLICK HERE]

Orange City (Iowa) Area Health System. Orange City Area Health System is a comprehensive health system containing its flagship hospital that includes more than 500 medical professionals and support staff. [CLICK HERE]

PeaceHealth Cottage Grove (Ore.) Community Medical Center. Cottage Grove Community Medical Center is a 14-bed critical access hospital affiliated with PeaceHealth, a nonprofit Catholic health system in Vancouver, Wash. [CLICK HERE]

Perry County Memorial Hospital (Perryville, Mo.). Perry County Memorial Hospital has been providing healthcare services since 1951. [CLICK HERE]

Pike County Memorial Hospital (Louisiana, Mo.). Pike County Memorial Hospital was founded in 1928 and provides inpatient and outpatient services. [CLICK HERE]

Pikes Peak Regional Hospital (Woodland Park, Colo.). Pikes Peak Regional Hospital and Surgical Center opened its doors in October 2007, offering a full range of medical care to Teller County residents. [CLICK HERE]

Providence Hood River (Ore.) Memorial Hospital. Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital is a full-service critical access hospital serving five counties of the Columbia River Gorge area, located about 60 miles east of Portland, Ore. [CLICK HERE]

Redington-Fairview General Hospital (Skowhegan, Maine). Redington-Fairview General Hospital was founded in 1952 and offers healthcare to more than 30,000 residents in Somerset County, Maine. [CLICK HERE]

Richland Hospital (Richland Center, Wis.). Richland Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital, featuring a birthing center — where more than 200 babies are delivered annually — and a Level IV trauma center. [CLICK HERE]

River Falls (Wis.) Area Hospital.  River Falls Area Hospital was founded in 1939 and offers care to the residents in western Wisconsin. [CLICK HERE]

Riverwood Healthcare Center (Aikin, Minn.). Riverwood Healthcare Center, which opened its doors in 1955, is an integrated health system featuring a 24-bed hospital and three full-service primary care clinics in north central Minnesota. [CLICK HERE]

Sanford Luverne (Minn.) Medical Center. Sanford Luverne Medical Center is a part of Sanford Health, an integrated rural health system headquartered in Sioux Falls, S.D. [CLICK HERE]

Smith County Memorial Hospital (Smith Center, Kan.). Smith County Memorial Hospital is a 25-bed critical access hospital that includes a 28-bed long-term care unit. [CLICK HERE] 

Sparrow Clinton Hospital (St. Johns, Mich.). Sparrow Clinton Hospital was one of 13 hospitals in Michigan to earn Healthgrades' 2017 Patient Safety Excellence Awards. [CLICK HERE] 

Speare Memorial Hospital (Plymouth, N.H.). Speare Memorial Hospital was founded in 1899 and reopened after a $15 million renovation in November 2006. [CLICK HERE] 

Steele Memorial Medical Center (Salmon, Idaho). Steele Memorial Medical Center was founded in 1950 as Steele Memorial Hospital. [CLICK HERE] 

Tahoe Forest Hospital (Truckee, Calif.). Tahoe Forest Hospital is a nonprofit rural healthcare facility designated as a critical access hospital with 25 acute care beds and 36 long-term beds. [CLICK HERE] 

Tomah (Wis.) Memorial Hospital. The 29-bed Tomah Memorial Hospital was established in 1952 and has grown into a 57-bed facility with an eight-bed hospice and palliative care unit. [CLICK HERE] 

Transylvania Regional Hospital (Brevard, N.C.). Two physicians devised a plan to open Transylvania Regional Hospital in 1933 as a nonprofit institution governed by a board of trustees. [CLICK HERE] 

University Hospitals Geneva (Ohio) Medical Center. University Hospitals Geneva Medical Center serves a community spanning more than a 20 mile radius. [CLICK HERE]

Waldo County General Hospital (Belfast, Maine). Waldo County General Hospital is a member of the Coastal Healthcare Alliance and Portland, Maine-based MaineHealth. [CLICK HERE] 

West River Regional Medical Center (Hettinger, N.D.). West River Regional Medical Center includes 20 acute care beds and a swingbed unit as well as a two-bed intensive care unit and four outpatient rooms. [CLICK HERE] 

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center (Colfax, Wash.). Whitman Hospital and Medical Center serves a 1,200-square-mile district and includes 47 physicians on staff. [CLICK HERE] 

Winneshiek Medical Center (Decorah, Iowa). Winneshiek Medical Center is a nonprofit critical access hospital and clinic owned by the citizens of Winneshiek County. [CLICK HERE]

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