100 top critical access hospitals, by state

The Chartis Center for Rural Health recently released its annual list of the top 100 critical access hospitals in the U.S.

To determine the 2021 list, the Chartis Center used the Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance in eight areas: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge and financial efficiency.

The top 100 critical access hospitals in the U.S., by state:


East Morgan County Hospital (Brush)
Rio Grande Hospital (Del Norte)


Burgess Health Center (Onawa)
Cass County Memorial Hospital (Atlantic)
Clarke County Hospital (Osceola) 
Greater Regional Medical Center (Creston)
Grundy County Memorial Hospital (Grundy Center)
Jones Regional Medical Center (Anamosa)
Knoxville Hospitals & Clinic
Kossuth Regional Health Center (Algona)
Loring Hospital (Sac City)
Pella Regional Health Center 


Shoshone Medical Center (Kellogg)


Clay County Medical Center (Clay Center)
Comanche County Hospital (Coldwater)
Community Memorial Healthcare (Marysville)
Decatur County Hospital (Oberlin)
Fredonia Regional Hospital
Graham County Hospital (Hill City)
Hiawatha Community Hospital
Hodgeman County Health Center (Jetmore)
Holton Community Hospital
Kingman Community Hospital
Meade District Hospital
Osborne County Memorial Hospital 
Rawlins County Health Center (Atwood)
Sabetha Community Hospital
Sheridan County Hospital (Hoxie)
Smith County Memorial Hospital (Smith Center)
St. Luke Hospital & Living Center (Marion)


St. Elizabeth Grant (Williamstown)


Fairview Hospital (Great Barrington)
Martha's Vineyard Hospital (Oak Bluffs)


Bell Hospital (Ishpeming) 
Mercy Health Lakeshore Campus (Shelby)


Appleton Area Health
Lifecare Medical Center (Roseau)
Mayo Clinic Health System-St. James
Mayo Clinic Health System-Waseca
New Ulm Medical Center
Pipestone County Medical Center
Sanford Luverne Medical Center
Stanford Medical Center-Thief River Falls


Barrett Hospital & Healthcare (Dillon)
Central Montana Medical Center (Lewistown)
Community Hospital of Anaconda
Fallon Medical Complex Hospital (Baker)
North Valley Hospital (Whitefish)


Boone County Health Center (Albion)
Brodstone Memorial Hospital (Superior) 
CHI Health St Mary's (Nebraska City)
Community Medical Center (Falls City)
Fillmore County Hospital (Geneva)
Howard County Medical Center (St. Paul)
Jefferson Community Health & Life (Fairbury)
Johnson County Hospital (Tecumseh) 
Memorial Hospital-Aurora
Memorial Hospital-Seward
Pender Community Hospital
Phelps Memorial Health Center (Holdrege)
St. Francis Memorial Hospital (West Point)
Thayer County Health Services (Hebron)
York General Hospital

New York

River Hospital Clinics (Alexandria Bay)

North Dakota

Carrington Health Center
CHI Lisbon Health
CHI Oakes Hospital
Garrison Memorial Hospital
Jamestown Regional Medical Center
Linton Hospital
Pembina County Memorial Hospital (Cavalier) 
Sanford Medical Center-Mayville
St. Andrews Health Center (Bottineau)
Towner County Medical Center (Cando)
West River Regional Medical Center (Hettinger)
Wishek Community Hospital


Bluffington Hospital 


Harper County Community Hospital (Buffalo)


Grande Ronde Hospital (La Grande)
Saint Alphonsus Medical Center (Baker City)
Wallowa Memorial Hospital (Enterprise)

South Dakota

Avera Dells Area Hospital (Dell Rapids)
Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital and Clinic (Miller)
Madison Regional Health System 
Milbank Area Hospital/Avera Health
Mobridge Regional Hospital


Mitchell County Hospital District (Colorado City)


Beaver Valley Hospital 
Garfield Memorial Hospital (Panguitch) 
Sanpete Valley Hospital (Mount Pleasant)


Lincoln Hospital (Davenport)
Providence Mount Carmel Hospital (Colville)


Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital (Tomahawk)
Door County Medical Center (Sturgeon Bay)
Essentia Health St. Mary's Hospital-Superior
Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar (Menomonie)
River Falls Area Hospital
Thedacare Medical Center-Shawano
Thedacare Medical Center-Waupaca
Westfields Hospital and Clinic (New Richmond) 


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