Critical access hospitals are key care centers for rural and underserved patient populations across the U.S. Currently, about 20 percent of Americans live in a region considered “rural” by the U.S. government — or approximately 55 million people. Access to care facilities in rural areas, with low population density and limited public transportation options, is often restricted in these regions. The facilities that do exist, like critical access hospitals, are vital to their communities.
More than 1,300 critical access hospitals exist in the U.S., according to Definitive Healthcare data. These hospitals face strict guidelines in order to receive federal funding. They must have 25 beds or fewer, report an average stay of under 96 hours, and be more than 35 miles from another hospital (with exceptions for difficult terrain).
Of the critical access hospitals with the highest discharge volumes, four are located in Washington — the most of any single state.
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|Hospital Name||State||Discharges||Net Patient Revenue||Staffed Beds||Explore This Dataset|
|1.||Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial||MI||2,335||$90,891,816||25||Explore This Profile|
|2.||OSF St Francis Hospital & Medical Group||MI||2,233||$82,736,802||25||Explore This Profile|
|3.||Lourdes Medical Center||WA||2,177||$112,102,801||25||Explore This Profile|
|4.||Bingham Memorial Hospital||ID||2,000||$107,002,101||25||Explore This Profile|
|5.||Socorro General Hospital||NM||1,987||$24,971,157||24||Explore This Profile|
|6.||Astria Sunnyside Hospital||WA||1,905||$102,505,660||25||Explore This Profile|
|7.||Hudson Hospital||WI||1,903||$54,836,274||25||Explore This Profile|
|8.||CHI St Alexius Health Williston Medical Center||ND||1,852||$85,813,416||25||Explore This Profile|
|9.||Newman Regional Health||KS||1,827||$64,648,482||23||Explore This Profile|
|10.||Angel Medical Center||NC||1,809||$61,011,062||25||Explore This Profile|
|11.||St Thomas More Hospital||CO||1,808||$66,847,398||25||Explore This Profile|
|12.||Ridgecrest Regional Hospital||CA||1,807||$117,806,279||25||Explore This Profile|
|13.||Cuyuna Regional Medical Center - Crosby||MN||1,804||$115,170,563||25||Explore This Profile|
|14.||Tahoe Forest Hospital||CA||1,795||$135,636,276||25||Explore This Profile|
|15.||Erlanger Western Carolina Hospital||NC||1,791||$59,751,222||25||Explore This Profile|
|16.||Copley Hospital||VT||1,781||$64,983,966||25||Explore This Profile|
|17.||Bonner General Hospital||ID||1,762||$52,245,810||25||Explore This Profile|
|18.||CHI St Alexius Health Dickinson Medical Center||ND||1,761||$60,421,878||25||Explore This Profile|
|19.||Sutter Lakeside Hospital||CA||1,724||$80,056,849||25||Explore This Profile|
|20.||WhidbeyHealth Medical Center||WA||1,718||$101,477,496||25||Explore This Profile|
|21.||UPMC Susquehanna Soldiers & Sailors||PA||1,711||$69,426,518||25||Explore This Profile|
|22.||UPMC Cole||PA||1,699||$85,200,600||25||Explore This Profile|
|23.||New Ulm Medical Center||MN||1,699||$96,788,059||19||Explore This Profile|
|24.||Galion Hospital||OH||1,686||$80,011,699||25||Explore This Profile|
|25.||Mason General Hospital||WA||1,677||$92,094,585||25||Explore This Profile|
Fig 1. Data from Definitive Healthcare based on 2016 Provider Utilization and Payment Data Physician and Other Supplier Public Use File. All information is verified by our in-house research team.