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Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals

The National Rural Health Association recognizes the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals from a list of the Top 100 CAHs as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The 20 overall winners and 40 best practice recipients (in the quality and patient satisfaction categories) have achieved success based on the Hospital Strength Index. The top 20 critical access hospitals in the country (in all categories) are honored annually on the final day of NRHA's Critical Access Hospital Conference.

View the 2019 Top 20 CAH press release.

Review the criteria used to select Top 20 CAH overall winners and Top 20 CAH best practice recipients.

VIew Top 20 CAH history by state.

2019 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital winners

Aspirus Langlade Hospital - Antigo, Wis.
Avera Gregory Hospital - Gregory, S.D.
Barrett Hospital & HealthCare - Dillon, Mont.
Central Montana Medical Center - Lewistown, Mont.
CHI Health Missouri Valley - Missouri Valley, Iowa
CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington - Carrington, N.D.
Community Hospital of Anaconda - Anaconda, Mont.
Community Medical Center - Falls City, Neb.
Fairview Hospital - Great Barrington, Mass.
Graham County Hospital - Hill City, Kan.
Greater Regional Medical Center - Creston, Iowa
Linton Hospital - Linton, N.D.
Livingston HealthCare - Livingston, Mont.
Margaret Mary Health - Batesville, Ind.
New Ulm Medical Center - New Ulm, Minn.
River Falls Area Hospital - River Falls, Wis.
Towner County Medical Center - Cando, N.D.
Transylvania Regional Hospital - Brevard, N.C.
Westfields Hospital and Clinic - New Richmond, Wis.
Wishek Community Hospital - Wishek, N.D.

2019 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Best Practice in
Quality recipients

Baptist Medical Center Attala - Kosciusko, Miss.
Catskill Regional Medical Center – Grover Hermann - Callicoon, N.Y.
CHI Health Plainview - Plainview, Neb.
Community Medical Center - Falls City, Neb.
Fillmore County Hospital - Geneva, Neb.
Howard County Medical Center - Saint Paul, Neb.
Lafayette Regional Health Center - Lexington, Mo.
Loring Hospital - Sac City, Iowa
Lucas County Health Center - Chariton, Iowa
Mayo Clinic Health System in St. James - St. James, Minn.
Mercy Hospital Kingfisher - Kingfisher, Okla.
Mercy Hospital Logan County - Guthrie, Okla.
Mercy Hospital Tishomingo - Tishomingo, Okla.
Merrick Medical Center - Central City, Neb.
Pembina County Memorial Hospital - Cavalier, N.D.
Polk Medical Center - Cedartown, Ga.
Riverview Regional Medical Center - Carthage, Tenn.
Samuel Mahelona Memorial Hospital - Kapaa, Hawaii
Sanford Westbrook Medical Center - Westbrook, Minn.
TriStar Ashland City Medical Center - Ashland City, Tenn.

2019 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Best Practice in
Patient Satisfaction recipients

Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital - Kaplan, La.
Bigfork Valley Hospital - Bigfork, Minn.
Callaway District Hospital - Callaway, Neb.
Catskill Regional Medical Center – Grover Hermann - Callicoon, N.Y.
Electra Memorial Hospital - Electra, Texas
First Care Health Center - Park River, N.D.
Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond - Belmond, Iowa
Jackson County Hospital District - Edna, Texas
Kirby Medical Center - Monticello, Ill.
Kittson Memorial Hospital - Hallock, Minn.
Minneola District Hospital - Minneola, Kan.
Mitchell County Regional Health Center - Osage, Iowa
Munising Memorial Hospital - Munising, Mich.
Pawnee County Memorial Hospital - Pawnee City, Neb.
Platte Health Center Avera - Platte, S.D.
San Juan Health - Monticello, Utah
Sanford Webster Medical Center - Webster, S.D.
Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital - Solvang, Calif.
Trousdale Medical Center - Hartsville, Tenn.
W. J. Mangold Memorial Hospital - Lockney, Texas
Learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health's Top 100 CAH and Top 100 Rural Community Hospital honorees.

For more information about NRHA’s Top 20 CAH recognition program, contact Donna Douglas.