CHICAGO (Aug. 16, 10 a.m. CDT) — Becker's Healthcare is pleased to present the 2018 edition of the "66 critical access hospitals to know" list, highlighting 66 of the nation's certified critical access hospitals including Lewistown, Montana’s Central Montana Medical Center.
Critical access hospitals have 25 or fewer inpatient beds, and the annual average length of stay is 96 hours or fewer for acute care. These hospitals also offer 24/7 emergency care and are located in remote areas.
Many hospitals featured on this list, including CMMC, have been recognized for clinical quality and excellence in care delivery. They have become pillars of their communities, providing access to healthcare for a broad population.
Becker's Healthcare editors selected the following hospitals based on awards and rankings from respected organizations including iVantage Health Analytics, The Chartis Group, the National Rural Health Association, CareChex, Healthgrades and Medicare star ratings. The team also considered the hospital's community impact and reputation for innovation.
Becker's Hospital Review has published a version of this list since 2015. The full list features individual profiles of all hospitals on the list.
The full list can be read here: https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/lists/66-critical-access-hospitals-to-know-2018.html
Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems, executives or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list.
About Becker’s Hospital Review: Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Articles are geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable information, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers.
Source: Laura Dyrda