Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals Named by iVantage

iVantage Health Analytics announced the 2013 Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S.

iVantage Health Analytics used its Hospital Strength Index to rank rural, safety-net hospitals based on market conditions, clinical and operational performance and financial and qualitative outcomes. The characteristics of the 100 top critical access hospitals are described in a study by iVantage Health Analytics, "Benchmark Performance for Critical Access Hospitals." Here are some of the key findings from the study:

•    The 2013 list of 100 Top CAHs includes 60 previous awardees and 40 new facilities.
•    Overall, the 100 CAHs perform as well as or better at the median than all U.S. general acute-care hospitals.
•    The top 100 CAHs include roughly an equal share of independent and system-affiliated hospitals, at 52 percent and 48 percent, respectively.

Here are the top 100 CAHs, listed alphabetically by state:

Ketchikan (Alaska) General Hospital
South Peninsula Hospital (Homer, Alaska)
Howard Memorial Hospital (Nashville, Ark.)
Cobre Valley Regional Medical Center (Fort Steward, Ariz.)
Mercy Medical Center (Mount Shasta, Calif.)
Banner Lassen Medical Center (Susanville, Calif.)
Gunnison (Colo.) Valley Hospital
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (Salida, Colo.)
Aspen (Colo.) Valley Hospital
Southwest Memorial Hospital (Cortez, Colo.)
Higgins General Hospital (Bremen, Ga.)
Avera Holy Family Health (Estherville, Iowa)
Myrtue Medical Center (Harlan, Iowa)
Hegg Memorial Health Center Rock Valley (Iowa)
Sioux Center (Iowa) Community Hospital Health Center
Audubon (Iowa) County Memorial Hospital
Floyd Valley Hospital (Le Mars, Iowa)
Alegent Health Community Memorial Hospital (Missouri Valley, Iowa)
Burgess Health Center (Onawa, Iowa)
Dallas County Hospital (Perry, Iowa)
Gritman Medical Center (Moscow, Idaho)
Rochelle (Ill.) Community Hospital
Valley West Community Hospital (Sandwich, Ill.)
Abraham Lincoln (Ill.) Memorial Hospital
Taylorville (Ill.) Memorial Hospital
St. Joseph Memorial Hospital (Murphysboro, Ill.)
Margaret Mary Community Hospital (Batesville, Ind.)
Decatur County Memorial Hospital (Greensburg, Ind.)
Kingman (Kan.) Community Hospital
Marcum Wallace Memorial Hospital (Irvine, Ky.)
Martha's Vineyard Hospital (Oak Bluffs, Mass.)
Fairview Hospital (Great Barrington, Mass.)
Reddington Fairview General Hospital (Skowhegan, Maine)
Bridgton (Maine) Hospital
Millinocket (Maine) Regional Hospital
Waldo County General Hospital (Belfast, Maine)
Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital (Greenville, Maine)
Mayo Regional Hospital (Dover-Foxcroft, Maine)
Hayes Green Beach Memorial Hospital (Charlotte, Mich.)
Clinton Memorial Hospital (Saint Johns, Mich.)
Spectrum Health United Memorial (Lakeview, Mich.)
New Ulm (Minn.) Medical Center
Riverwood Healthcare Center (Aitkin, Minn.)
Springfield (Minn.) Medical Center-Mayo Health System
Queen Peace Hospital (New Prague, Minn.)
Redwood Area Hospital (Redwood Falls, Minn.)
United Hospital District (Blue Earth, Minn.)
St. Joseph's Area Health Services (Park Rapids, Minn.)
Stevens Community Medical Center (Morris, Minn.)
Essentia Health (Fosston, Minn.)
Barrett Memorial Hospital (Dillon, Mont.)
Sidney (Mont.) Health Center
Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital (Hamilton, Mont.)
Community Hospital (Anaconda, Mont.)
Transylvania Regional Hospital (Brevard, N.C.)
The Outer Banks Hospital (Nags Head, N.C.)
Ashe Memorial Hospital (Jefferson, N.C.)
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center (Dickinson, N.D.)
Mercy Medical Center (Williston, N.D.)
Cherry County Hospital (Valentine, Neb.)
Ogallala (Neb.) Community Hospital
Brodstone Memorial Hospital (Superior, Neb.)
St. Francis Memorial Hospital (West Point, Neb.)
Boone County Health Center (Albion, Neb.)
Pender (Neb.) Community Hospital
Speare Memorial Hospital (Plymouth, N.H.)
Huggins Hospital (Wolfeboro, N.H.)
Androscoggin Valley Hospital (Berlin, N.H.)
Monadnock Community Hospital (Peterborough, N.H.)
Lincoln County Medical Center (Ruidoso, N.M.)
Wyandot Memorial Hospital (Upper Sandusky, Ohio)
Mercy Hospital (Willard, Ohio)
Barnesville (Ohio) Hospital Association
Providence Hood River (Ore.) Memorial Hospital
Muncy (Pa.) Valley Hospital
Milbank (S.D.) Area Hospital/Avera Health
Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital (Miller, S.D.)
Rhea Medical Center (Dayton, Tenn.)
Seton Highland Lakes (Burnet, Texas)
Central Valley Medical Center (Nephi, Utah)
Copley Hospital (Morrisville, Vt.)
Kittitas Valley Community Hospital (Ellensburg, Wash.)
Providence Mountain Carmel Hospital (Colville, Wash.)
Red Cedar Medical Center-Mayo Health System (Menomonie, Wis.)
Tomah (Wis.) Memorial Hospital
Richland Hospital (Richland Center, Wis.)
River Falls (Wis.) Area Hospital
Door County Memorial Hospital (Sturgeon Bay, Wis.)
Waupun (Wis.) Memorial Hospital
Good Sam Health Center (Merrill, Wis.)
Upland Hills Health Dodgeville (Wis.)
Memorial Health (Medford, Wis.)
Hudson (Wis.) Hospital
Prairie du Chien (Wis.) Memorial Hospital
Hayward (Wis.) Area Memorial Hospital
Black River Memorial Hospital (Black River Falls, Wis.)
Washakie Medical Center (Worland, Wyo.)
Star Valley Medical Center (Afton, Wyo.)
Platte County Memorial Hospital (Wheatland, Wyo.)
Memorial Hospital Converse County (Douglas, Wyo.)

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