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Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals

The National Rural Health Association recognizes the Top 20 Rural Community Hospitals from list of the Top 100 RCHs as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The 20 overall winners have achieved success based on the Hospital Strength Index, a nationwide hospital rating system that evaluates rural perspective payment system (PPS) hospital market, value-based and financial measures. The Top 20 RCH winners are honored annually during a luncheon at NRHA's Annual Rural Health Conference and Rural Hospital Innovation Summit.

View the 2018 Top 20 RCH press release.

Review the criteria used to select Top 20 RCHs.

VIew Top 20 RCH history by state.
2018 Top 20 Rural Community Hospital winners (PPS)

Avera Queen of Peace Hospital - Mitchell, S.D.
Avera St. Luke’s Hospital - Aberdeen, S.D.
Avera St. Mary’s Hospital - Pierre, S.D.
Baxter Regional Medical Center - Mountain Home, Ark.
Bozeman Health - Bozeman, Mont.
Castleview Hospital - Price, Utah
Cedar City Hospital - Cedar City, Utah
Central Vermont Medical Center - Berlin, Vt.
Chippewa County War Memorial Hospital - Sault Sainte Marie, Mich.
Davis Medical Center - Elkins, W. Va.
Faith Regional Health Services - Norfolk, Neb.
Ivinson Memorial Hospital - Laramie, Wyo.
Major Health Partners - Shelbyville, Ind.
Memorial Hospital and Health Care Center - Jasper, Ind.
MidMichigan Medical Center – Alpena - Alpena, Mich.
Northern Maine Medical Center - Fort Kent, Maine
Olympic Medical Center - Port Angeles, Wash.
Prairie Lakes Healthcare Systems - Watertown, S.D.
Sheridan Memorial Hospital - Sheridan, Wyo.
St. Peter’s Hospital - Helena, Mont.

Learn more about The Chartis Center for Rural Health's Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and Top 100 RCH honorees.

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