Becker’s Healthcare has released the 2018 edition of its 100 Great Community Hospitals list and we are pleased to share the many PRC partners recognized! This list includes independent community hospitals as well as facilities affiliated with large health systems. Some hospitals serve expansive rural geographies, while others care for small communities outside of large cities. Many of the hospitals have been recognized for their clinical quality, operational excellence and economic impact on the surrounding areas. For the purposes of this alphabetical list, Becker’s defines a community hospital as a facility with no more than 550 beds. We’d like to congratulate the following PRC clients for being recognized:
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, Ill.). Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital is part of Advocate Health Care, a 12-hospital health system based in Illinois. With exponential growth in the last four decades, the hospital now has more than 2,700 nurses, clinicians, technicians, therapists and other healthcare professionals who partner with nearly 1,000 physicians. In 2016 the hospital was named among IBM Watson Health’s 100 Top Hospitals, and its features include the only Level 1 trauma center in DuPage County and a certified Level 3 neonatal intensive care unit.
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (Medford, Ore.). Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center, a 378-bed regional referral and trauma center, features the only neonatal intensive care unit, home care and hospice services in the area, as well as the only hospital-based sleep center in southern Oregon. It is part of Medford-based Asante, which serves more than 600,000 people across southern Oregon and northern California. Asante Rogue received a five-star quality rating in 2018 from CMS and IBM Watson Health honored the hospital as one of its 100 Top Hospitals in the nation in 2018.
Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital (Stevens Point, Wis.). St. Michael’s Hospital is part of St. Louis-based Ascension, the nation’s largest faith-based nonprofit health system. It is a fully accredited acute care facility with more than 200 physicians. In 2018, iVantage named Ascension St. Michael’s Hospital a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital and it received a five-star quality rating from CMS.
Aspirus Riverview Hospital & Clinics (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.). Aspirus Riverview Hospital formed in 2015 through the merger of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.-based Riverview Hospital Association and Wausau, Wis.-based Aspirus. Since then, the nonprofit, community-directed healthcare organization has prospered and embarked on new development programs. In the spring of 2019 the hospital plans to open a new 17,000-squre-foot emergency department and a new 21,000-squre-foot birthplace. iVantage recognized Aspirus Riverview as a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital in 2018, two years after Healthgrades honored the hospital with its Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2016.
Bozeman (Mont.) Health Deaconess Hospital. The 86-bed Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital, part of Bozeman Health, is a licensed Level 3 trauma center and home to 26 clinics. The hospital employs 200 physicians and medical professionals focused on more than 35 specialties. Bozeman Health Deaconess Hospital’s primary care practices were the first in the state to receive Level 3 medical home recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. The hospital was named among the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals for 2018 by iVantage.
FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital (Pinehurst, N.C.). A 402-bed medical center, FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital is the flagship hospital for FirstHealth of the Carolinas. The hospital opened in 1929 and has grown to support 249 affiliated physicians and 2,700-plus employees today. It serves 15 counties through direct care and referrals. In 2017, the hospital made IBM Watson Health’s list of 100 Top Hospitals in the nation.
Henry Community Health (New Castle, Ind.). Henry Community Health traces its roots back to 1930, when the 49-bed Henry County Memorial Hospital first opened its doors. In 2015, the hospital began doing business as Henry Community Health to better reflect its philosophy of promoting overall health. This philosophy continues to guide Henry Community Health in its latest endeavors and accolades. In 2017, Henry Community Health opened a multimillion-dollar primary care campus, upgraded its surgery center, completed a hospital addition and opened a pain clinic. The hospital was named to the iVantage Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals list in 2018, earned a five-star rating on CMS’ Hospital Compare site, and was among 2 percent of hospitals in the nation to earn both the Healthgrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award and the Patient Safety Excellence Award for 2018.
Kalispell (Mont.) Regional Medical Center. Kalispell Regional Medical Center includes a Level 3 trauma center, a neuroscience and spine institute, and a neonatal intensive care unit. More than 400 physicians and 3,400 employees across 100 departments provide care and administrative assistance to patients at the five-star CMS-rated hospital. For $45, Kalispell Regional Medical Center patients can access unscheduled 24/7 online urgent care visits via FaceTime or Skype through KRH Care Anywhere. iVantage designated Kalispell Regional Medical Center a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital for 2018.
Marin General Hospital (Greenbrae, Calif.). Established in 1952, Marin General Hospital operates as a freestanding 235-bed hospital with 484 physicians. The community hospital is home to a Level 3 trauma center and the Center for Integrative Health & Wellness, which complements patients’ medical treatment with integrative therapies. The Leapfrog Group recognized Marin General Hospital with an “A” grade for patient safety in 2018, and the hospital received “Baby-Friendly” status from Baby-Friendly USA in 2017.
Mercy Iowa City (Iowa). Drawing patients from throughout southeast Iowa, Mercy Iowa City features more than 200 acute care beds, 25 private rooms for outpatient surgery and a 26-bed nursery with Level 2 neonatal intensive care. Mercy Iowa City is the only hospital in Iowa to receive the 2018 Joint Replacement Excellence Award from Healthgrades, and it achieved a five-star rating from CMS the year before in 2017. In May, the hospital was awarded the Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award by the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association.
Morris (Ill.) Hospital & Healthcare Centers. Established in 1906, 86-bed Morris Hospital has a staff of more than 1,300 employees and 200 physicians. The hospital has both Level 2 trauma center and perinatal care provider designation. Morris has received many honors including Advisory Board’s 2017 Workplace of the Year Award, 12 five-star Excellence in Healthcare Awards from Professional Research Consultants and IBM Watson Health named the hospital one of its 100 Top Hospitals in the nation in 2016.
Olympic Medical Center (Port Angeles, Wash.). Olympic Medical Center offers numerous services via its 67-bed acute care hospital, which includes a Level 3 trauma center and a birth center, as well as walk-in clinics and outpatient services. The rural safety-net medical center includes 1,043 employees, of which 340 are physicians. The hospital is on iVantage’s 2018 Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals list.
Parkview Huntington (Ind.) Hospital. Parkview Huntington Hospital includes 306 providers, of which 236 are physicians and 70 are advanced practice providers. The facility offers 24-hour emergency care, an on-campus family YMCA and an eICU program, which allows nurses and critical care specialists to monitor intensive care unit patients remotely. In 2017, the hospital broke ground on a 20,271-square-foot expansion for a wound care clinic and began upgrading and expanding its rehab and wellness center. The hospital also uses 10 percent of its net income to fund community health initiatives, such as supporting the Huntington County Free Clinic and health fairs.
Roper Hospital (Charleston, S.C.). The 368-bed Roper Hospital can trace its roots back to 1829, when it was founded as the first community hospital in the Carolinas. In December 2017, the Roper St. Francis Foundation received a $2 million donation from the Loy Stewart Foundation for ALS Research to create a Lou Gehrig’s disease research center in Charleston. CMS issued the hospital five stars in its most recent overall quality ratings, which are a composite score generated from multiple measures including mortality and readmission rates.
St. David’s Medical Center (Austin, Texas). St. David’s Medical Center has served residents of central Texas since it opened its doors in 1924. The hospital is equipped with a comprehensive stroke center and a comprehensive breast center, as well as the largest Level 4 neonatal intensive care unit in the central Texas region. The hospital earned five stars for overall quality from CMS in the agency’s most recent ratings released in December 2017. For 2018, Healthgrades named St. David’s one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals.
St. Peter’s Hospital (Helena, Mont.). St. Peter’s is a 99-bed acute care hospital with a 24-bed behavioral health unit. It was named a Top 20 U.S. Rural & Community Hospital by the Chartis Center for Rural Health and iVantage Health Analytics in 2017 and 2018. As of 2017, the hospital had 5,585 inpatient admissions and 26,864 emergency room visits per year.
The Becker’s editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on several outside rankings and ratings organizations, including IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health’s Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, CareChex ratings, Leapfrog Group grades, Healthgrades awards and CMS stars, among other considerations. Congratulations to all the top 100 Community Hospitals!