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River Falls Area Hospital named on list of top 50 Critical Access Hospitals in the U.S.

RIVER FALLS, Wis. 08/19/2015River Falls Area Hospital - aerial view of campus

This list features critical access hospitals that have demonstrated excellence in caring for their communities.

For the first time, Becker's Hospital Review has published a list of 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know in the United States – and River Falls Area Hospital made the cut.

Providing quality healthcare in a rural setting presents its own set of specific challenges, but the review team found these organizations are rising above to meet the needs of their patients.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on awards and recognitions received, as well as federally reported patient satisfaction scores.

"I take pride that the exceptional, compassionate care our hospital staff provides to our patients every day continues to be noticed nationally," said hospital president David Miller.

Within the past year, River Falls Area Hospital was additionally recognized in the following areas:

  • Top for emergency care (Women's Choice Award 2015)
  • Quality care for moms and babies – reducing early elective deliveries (March of Dimes / Minnesota Hospital Association 2014)
  • 100 Best Community Hospitals in the U.S. (Becker's Hospital Review 2014, 2015)
  • Cleanest patient rooms (Becker's Hospital Review 2015)

When compiling the list of 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know, the team from Becker's Hospital Review specifically looked at iVantage Health Analytics' list of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, the National Rural Health Association's list of Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, patient satisfaction scores from CMS Hospital Compare and various Healthgrades awards.

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