(Emporia, KS) — Becker’s Hospital Review named 67 critical access hospitals to know in 2019 from around the United States, including Newman Regional Health in Emporia, KS.
“We are fortunate at this hospital to have a medical staff and group of employees and volunteers who are truly focused on clinical quality and patient safety. To see their hard work and dedication recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review for the fourth consecutive year as a Critical Access Hospital to Know is very exciting,” said Bob Wright, CEO at Newman Regional Health.
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 often located in remote areas.
Many hospitals featured in the 67 Critical Access Hospitals to Know by Becker’s Hospital Review have been recognized for clinical quality and excellence in care delivery. These hospitals have truly become pillars of their communities, providing access to healthcare for a broad population.
Chief Nursing Officer at Newman Regional Health, Julia Pyle, states “We are pleased to celebrate this accomplishment with our community. In today’s challenging healthcare environment, having a hospital with this distinction in Emporia is something we can all be proud of.”
Becker’s Healthcare editors selected the following hospitals based on awards and rankings from respected organizations including iVantage Health Analytics, The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the National Rural Health Association, CareChex, Healthgrades and Medicare star ratings. The team also considered the hospital’s community impact and reputation for innovation.
The full list can be read here.
Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Hospitals are presented in alphabetical order.