100 top critical access hospitals

Here is a list of the 2017 Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S., according to The National Rural Health Association's Rural Health Policy Institute, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health.

The release of the top 100 critical access hospitals this year expands on research presented as part of the 2017 Rural Relevance Study: Vulnerability to Value from The Chartis Group.

The hospitals that are named to this list are top performers in managing risk, achieving higher quality, securing better outcomes, increasing patient satisfaction and operating at a lower cost than their peers, according to the report.

Here are the 100 top performing critical access hospitals, organized by state.

*Note: Becker's Hospital Review did not determine the hospitals included on this list. 

Gunnison (Colo.) Valley Hospital

Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (Salida)

Prowers Medical (Lamar)

Audubon (Iowa) County Memorial Hospital

Avera Holy Family Hospital (Estherville)

Boone (Iowa) County Hospital

Cass County Memorial Hospital (Atlantic)

Cherokee (Iowa) Regional Medical Center

CHI Health Missouri Valley (Iowa)

Floyd Valley Hospital (Le Mars)

Loring Hospital (Sac City)

Myrtue Medical Center (Harlan)

Orange City (Iowa) Area Health System

Winneshiek Medical Center (Decorah)

Bear Lake Memorial Hospital (Montpelier)

Franklin County Medical Center (Preston)

Gritman Medical Center (Moscow)

Steele Memorial Medical Center (Salmon)

Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital (Lincoln)

Margaret Mary Health (Batesville)

Cheyenne County Hospital (St. Francis)

Community Memorial Healthcare (Marysville)

Goodland (Kan.) Regional Medical Center

Graham County Hospital (Hill City)

Kingman (Kan.) Community Hospital

Newman Regional Health (Emporia)

Phillips County Health Systems (Phillipsburg)

Rooks County Health Center (Plainville)

Smith County Memorial Hospital (Smith Center)

Cumberland County Hospital (Burkesville)  

Martha's Vineyard Hospital (Oak Bluffs)

Millinocket (Maine) Regional Hospital

Redington Fairview General Hospital (Skowhegan)

Waldo County General Hospital (Belfast)

Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics (Northwoods)

Schoolcraft Memorial Hospital (Manistique)

Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial (Fremont)

St. Francis Hospital (Escanaba)

Glacial Ridge Hospital (Glenwood)

Mayo Clinic Health System – St. James (Minn.)

New Ulm (Minn.) Medical Center

Pipestone (Minn.) County Medical Center

Riverwood Healthcare Center (Aitkin)

Swift County Benson (Minn.) Hospital

Barrett Memorial Hospital (Dillon)

Beartooth Billings Clinic (Red Lodge)

Cabinet Peaks Medical Center (Libby)

Central Montana Medical Center (Lewiston)

Clark Fork Valley Hospital (Plains)

Frances Mahon Deaconess Hospital (Glasgow)

Holy Rosary Healthcare (Miles City)

Livingston (Mont.) Healthcare

Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital (Hamilton)

Phillips County Medical Center (Malta)

Sidney (Mont.) Health Center

North Carolina
Angel Medical Center (Franklin)

Transylvania Regional Hospital (Brevard)

North Dakota
Carrington (N.D.) Health Center

Cooperstown (N.D.) Medical Center

Jamestown (N.D.) Regional Medical Center

Mercy Hospital of Valley City (N.D.)

St. Andrews Health Center (Bottineau)

St. Luke's Hospital (Crosby)

West River Regional Medical Center (Hettinger)

Antelope Memorial Hospital (Neligh)

Avera St. Anthony's Hospital (O'Neill)

Box Butte General Hospital (Alliance)

Brodstone Memorial Hospital (Superior)

Community Hospital (McCook)

Community Medical Center (Falls City)

Howard County Medical Center (St. Paul)

Jefferson Community Health Center (Fairbury)

Memorial Health Care Systems (Seward)

Sidney (Neb.) Regional Medical Center

New Hampshire
Androscoggin Valley Hospital (Berlin)

Grande Ronde Hospital (La Grande)

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center – Baker City (Ore.)

Tillamook (Ore.) Regional Medical Center

Wallowa Memorial Hospital (Enterprise)

South Dakota
Avera Flandreau (S.D.) Hospital

Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital and Clinic (Miller)

Avera Weskota Memorial Medical Center (Wessington Springs)

Mobridge (S.D.) Regional Hospital

Sanford Hospital Webster (S.D.)

Collingsworth General Hospital (Wellington)

Hansford County Hospital (Spearman)

Kimble Hospital (Junction)

North Country Hospital and Health Center (Newport)

Providence Mount Carmel Hospital (Colville)

Aspirus Langlade Hospital (Antigo)

Aspirus Medford (Wis.) Hospital & Clinics

Ministry Door County Medical Center (Sturgeon Bay)

Richland Hospital (Richland Center)

River Falls (Wis.) Area Hospital

Upland Hills Health (Dodgeville)

Westfields Hospital and Clinic (New Richmond)

Community Hospital (Torrington)

Star Valley Medical Center (Afton)

Washakie Medical Center (Worland)

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