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Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals

The National Rural Health Association recognizes the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals from the list of the Top 100 CAHs as determined by iVantage Health Analytics. 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 2017 Top 20 CAH press release.

Review the criteria used to select Top 20 CAHs.

VIew Top 20 CAH history by state.

2017 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital winners
Aspirus Ironwood Hospital & Clinics, Inc. - Ironwood, Mich.
Aspirus Iron River Hospital & Clinics, Inc. - Iron River, Mich.
Audubon County Memorial Hospital - Audubon, Iowa
Avera Holy Family Hospital - Estherville, Iowa
Carrington Health Center - Carrington, N.D.
Central Montana Medical Center - Lewistown, Mont.
Cherokee Regional Medical Center - Cherokee, Iowa
Door County Medical Center - Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
Floyd Valley Healthcare - Le Mars, Iowa
Grande Ronde Hospital - La Grande, Ore.
Kimble Hospital - Junction, Texas
Livingston Healthcare - Livingston, Mont.
New Ulm Medical Center - New Ulm, Minn.
Phillips County Health Systems - Phillipsburg, Kan.
Riverwood Healthcare Center - Aitkin, Minn.
Smith County Memorial Hospital - Smith Center, Kan.
St. Luke’s Medical Center - Crosby, N.D.
Steele Memorial Medical Center    - Salmon, Idaho
Wallowa Memorial Hospital - Enterprise, Ore.
West River Regional Medical Center - Hettinger, N.D.

2017 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Best Practice in
Quality recipients

Aultman Orrville Hospital - Orrville, Ohio
Catskill Regional Medical Center – Grover Hermann - Callicoon, N.Y.
Charles A. Dean Memorial Hospital - Greenville, Maine
CHI Health Mercy Corning - Corning, Iowa
CHI Health Plainview - Plainview, Neb.
Community Healthcare System, Onaga & St. Mary’s - Onaga, Kan.
Dickenson Community Hospital - Clintwood, Va.
Genesis Medical Center - Dewitt - Dewitt, Iowa
Holdenville General Hospital - Holdenville, Okla.
Lafayette Regional Health Center - Lexington, Mo.
Mayo Clinic Health System - Saint James - St. James, Minn.
Mercy Hospital Kingfisher - Kingfisher, Okla.
Mercy Hospital Logan County - Guthrie, Okla.
Ministry Sacred Heart Hospital - Tomahawk, Wis.
Mitchell County Hospital District - Colorado City, Texas
River Falls Area Hospital - River Falls, Wis.
Riverview Regional Medical Center - Carthage, Tenn.
Sanford Luverne Medical Center - Luverne, Minn.
St. Elizabeth Grant - Williamstown, Ky.
TriStar Ashland City Medical Center - Ashland City, Tenn.

2017 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital Best Practice in
Patient Satisfaction recipients
Bigfork Valley Hospital - Bigfork, Minn.
Bluffton Hospital - Bluffton, Ohio
Callaway District Hospital - Callaway, Neb.
CHI Health Schuyler - Schuyler, Neb.
Collingsworth General Hospital - Wellington, Texas
Comanche County Hospital - Coldwater, Kan.
Eureka Community Health Services - Avera - Eureka, S.D.
Fairview Regional Medical Center - Fairview, Okla.
Franklin County Memorial Hospital - Meadville, Miss.
Grace Cottage Hospital - Townshend, Vt.
Henderson Health Care - Henderson, Neb.
Iowa Specialty Hospital – Belmond - Belmond, Iowa
Kahuku Medical Center - Kahuku, Hawaii
Kirby Medical Center - Monticello, Ill.
Milford Valley Memorial Hospital - Milford, Utah
Power County Hospital District - American Falls, Idaho
Sanford Wheaton Medical Center - Wheaton, Minn.
St. Luke’s Hospital - Crosby, N.D.
Steele Memorial Medical Center - Salmon, Idaho
Union General Hospital - Farmerville, La.
Learn more about iVantage'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.