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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 the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance 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 2022 Top 20 CAH press release.

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

VIew 2022 Top 20 CAH history by state.

2022 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital winners

Aspirus Ironwood Hospital and Clinics - Ironwood, Mich.

Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital - Miller, S.D.
Barrett Hospital & HealthCare - Dillon, Mont.
Boone County Health Center - Albion, Neb.
Cass Health - Atlantic, Iowa
Community Memorial Healthcare - Marysville, Kan.
Fairview Hospital - Great Barrington, Mass.
Greater Regional Health - Creston, Iowa

Guthrie County Hospital - Guthrie Center, Iowa
Jamestown Regional Medical Center - Jamestown, N.D.
Kossuth Regional Health Center - Algona, Iowa

Livingston HealthCare - Livingston, Mont.

Logan Health - Whitefish - Whitefish, Mont.

Loring Hospital - Sac City, Iowa

Madison Regional Health System - Madison, S.D.
Pella Regional Health Center - Pella, Iowa

Penn Highlands Elk - Saint Marys, Pa.
Wallowa Memorial Hospital - Enterprise, Ore.

West River Health Services - Hettinger, N.D.
Westfields Hospital and Clinic - New Richmond, Wis.


2022 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

Best Practice in Quality recipients

Cascade Medical - Leavenworth, Wash.

CHI Health Missouri Valley - Missouri Valley, Iowa

Coffey County Hospital - Burlington, Kan.

Cox Barton County Hospital - Lamar, Mo.

DLP Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center - Meyersdale, Pa.
Edgefield County Healthcare - Edgefield, S.C.

Grafton City Hospital - Grafton, W.V.
Harper County Community Hospital - Buffalo, Okla.
Jefferson County Hospital - Waurika, Okla.
Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital - Medicine Lodge, Kan.
Mercy Hospital Booneville - Booneville, Ark.

Mercy Hospital Kingfisher - Kingfisher, Okla.

Mercy Hospital Logan County - Guthrie, Okla.

Mercy Hospital Paris - Paris, Ark.

Mercy Hospital Tishomingo - Tishomingo, Okla.

Minnie Hamilton Health System - Grantsville, W.V.

Molokai General Hospital - Kaunakakai, Hawaii

Pershing General Hospital - Lovelock, Nev.
St. Andrew’s Health Center - Bottineau, N.D.

Washington County Hospital - Nashville, Ill.


2022 Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

Best Practice in Patient Satisfaction recipients

Avera Dells Area Hospital - Dell Rapids, S.D.
Bigfork Valley Hospital - Bigfork, Minn.

Fairview Hospital - Great Barrington, Mass.

Guttenberg Municipal Hospital & Clinics - Guttenberg, Iowa

Hamilton General Hospital - Hamilton, Texas

Holton Community Hospital - Holton, Kan.

Hopedale Medical Complex - Hopedale, Ill.

Kirby Medical Center - Monticello, Ill.

Kittson Healthcare - Hallock, Minn.
Madelia Health - Madelia, Minn.

McDowell ARH Hospital - McDowell, Ky.

Memorial Hospital of Lafayette County - Darlington, Wis.

Moab Regional Hospital - Moab, Utah

Platte Health Center Avera - Platte S.D.

Sabetha Community Hospital - Sabetha, Kan.

Sanpete Valley Hospital - Mount Pleasant, Utah

St. James Parish Hospital - Lutcher, La.

Syracuse Area Health - Syracuse, Neb.

Tallahatchie General Hospital - Charleston, Miss.

Union General Hospital - Farmerville, La.
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.