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Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals for 2021

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

To determine its rankings, the Chartis Center uses 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.

Here is the full list categorized by state:

East Morgan County Hospital (Brush)
Heart of the Rockies Regional Medical Center (Salida)
Prowers Medical Center (Lamar)
Rio Grande Hospital (Del Norte)

Avera Merrill Pioneer Hospital (Rock Rapids)
Cass County Memorial Hospital (Atlantic)
CHI Health Missouri Valley
Decatur County Hospital (Leon)
Floyd Valley Healthcare (Le Mars)
Greater Regional Medical Center (Creston)
Guthrie County Hospital (Guthrie Center)
Jones Regional Medical Center (Anamosa)
Knoxville Hospital & Clinics
Kossuth Regional Health Center (Algona)
Loring Hospital (Sac City)
MercyOne Centerville Medical Center
Myrtue Medical Center (Harlan)
Orange City Area Health System

Franklin County Medical Center (Preston)
Shoshone Medical Center (Kellogg)
Kansas Ashland Health Center
Clay County Medical Center (Clay Center)
Community Memorial Healthcare
(Marysville) Gove County Medical Center (Quinter)
Graham County Hospital (Hill City)
Kingman Community Hospital
Nemaha Valley Community Hospital (Seneca)
Osborne County Memorial Hospital
Phillips County Health System (Phillipsburg)
Sabetha Community Hospital
Smith County Memorial Hospital (Smith Center)
St. Luke Hospital & Living Center (Marion)
Trego County Lemke Memorial Hospital (WaKeeney)

Fairview Hospital (Great Barrington)

Bell Hospital (Ishpeming)

Lifecare Medical Center (Roseau)
Mayo Clinic Health System-St. James
Mayo Clinic Health System-Waseca
New Ulm Medical Center
Pipestone County Medical Center
Riverwood Healthcare Center (Aitkin)
Sanford Luverne Medical Center
Sanford Medical Center Wheaton

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

North Carolina
Transylvania Regional Hospital (Brevard)

North Dakota
Carrington Health Center
CHI Lisbon Health
CHI St. Alexius Health Devils Lake
First Care Health Center (Park River)
Jacobson Memorial Hospital Care Center (Elgin)
Jamestown Regional Medical Center
Linton Hospital
Sanford Medical Center Mayville
St. Andrews Health Center (Bottineau)
Towner County Medical Center (Cando)
West River Regional Medical Center (Hettinger)
Wishek Community Hospital

Boone County Health Center (Albion)
Brodstone Memorial Hospital (Superior)
Community Medical Center (Falls City)
Howard County Medical Center (St. Paul)
Jefferson Community Health & Life (Fairbury)
Memorial Health Care Systems (Seward)
Memorial Hospital (Aurora)
Merrick Medical Center (Central City)
Nemaha County Hospital (Auburn)
Pender Community Hospital
Phelps Memorial Health Center (Holdrege)
Providence Medical Center (Wayne)
York General Hospital

New Hampshire
Androscoggin Valley Hospital (Berlin)

New Mexico
Miners’ Colfax Medical Center (Raton)

St. Alphonsus Medical Center (Baker City)
Wallowa Memorial Hospital (Enterprise)

South Dakota
Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital and Clinic (Miller)
Hans P Peterson Memorial Hospital (Philip)
Milbank Area Hospital
Sanford Hospital Webster

Collingsworth General Hospital (Wellington)
Mitchell County Hospital District (Colorado City)

Gunnison Valley Hospital
Kane County Hospital (Kanab)
Sanpete Valley Hospital (Mount Pleasant)

Whitman Hospital and Medical Center (Colfax)

Ascension Calumet Hospital (Chilton)
Ascension Eagle River Hospital
Aspirus Langlade Hospital (Antigo)
Mayo Clinic Health System-Northland (Barron)
Mayo Clinic Health System-Red Cedar (Menomonie)
Memorial Medical Center (Ashland)
River Falls Area Hospital
ThedaCare Medical Center (Waupaca)
ThedaCare Medical Center (Shawano)
Upland Hills Health (Dodgeville)
Westfields Hospital and Clinic (New Richmond)

Wapiti would like to congratulate all of our partner hospitals who have been recognized on this list. Thank you for your service to your patients and to your communities!