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September 2019 Becker's Hospital Review

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62 100 great community hospitals | 2019 B ecker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2019 edition of its 100 Great Community Hospitals list. is list includes independent community hospitals as well as facili- ties 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 clini- cal quality, operational excellence and economic influence on the sur- rounding areas. For the purposes of this list, Becker's defines a commu- nity hospital as a facility with no more than 550 beds. e 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 e Chartis Center for Rural Health's Top 100 Rural & Community Hos- pitals, National Rural Health Association recognition, CareChex rat- ings, Leapfrog Group grades, Healthgrades awards, and CMS stars, among other considerations. Note: is list is not exhaustive, nor is it a ranking. Organizations are listed in alphabetical order. AdventHealth Daytona Beach (Fla.). AdventHealth Daytona Beach, formerly known as Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center, joined the AdventHealth network in January 2018. e 327-bed hospital em- ploys 400 physicians. AdventHealth Daytona Beach earned the Health- grades Patient Safety Excellence Award in 2018 and America's 100 Best Hospitals for Spine Surgery Award in 2018 and 2019. e hospital also received a Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade of A. AdventHealth Gordon (Calhoun, Ga.). AdventHealth Gordon be- gan a $24 million capital project in mid-2018 to add a breast center — which opened in July — an expanded operating room, and a dedicated cardiac catheterization lab. e hospital is part of AdventHealth, an 80,000-member team that includes 48 hospital campuses and hundreds of care sites across nine states. In 2019, AdventHealth Gordon earned recognition as a 100 Top Rural & Community Hospital by e Chartis Center for Rural Health. Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, Ill.). Advo- cate Good Samaritan Hospital has a reputation as a national leader in healthcare. It is the only healthcare organization in Illinois to receive the Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award, which it earned in 2010, and has appeared on the IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list five times since 2014. e health system partners with around 1,000 physicians to provide care in DuPage County, Ill. Alhambra (Calif.) Hospital Medical Center. Alhambra Hospital Medical Center is a 144-bed hospital in Southern California. It was established in 1924 and has since grown to include more than 600 employees and a 300-physician medical staff. Alhambra Hospital Medical Center earned a Hospital Safety Grade of A from e Leapfrog Group in 2019. Alta View Hospital (Sandy, Utah). Alta View Hospital opened in 1982 to serve the southeastern corner of Salt Lake Valley. e hospital is a member of Intermountain Healthcare, a 24-hospital health system based in Salt Lake City, and is currently engaged in a renovation proj- ect that will add a four-story patient tower, a medical office tower and more spacious inpatient rooms. e hospital is also updating its surgi- cal suites and emergency room. IBM Watson Health named Alta View among the 100 Top Hospitals in 2019. Alvarado Hospital Medical Center (San Diego). e 306-bed acute care Alvarado Hospital Medical Center offers specialty care to patients in and around San Diego. Opened in 1972, the hospital now includes 600 registered nurses, technicians and support staff as well as 300 phy- sicians. Alvarado Hospital, which is affiliated with Ontario, Calif.-based Prime Healthcare Services, was among the first hospitals in the nation to receive e Joint Commission's Advanced Primary Stroke Center designation and the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Rehabilitation. In October 2018, the hospital opened a 30-bed geriatric behavioral health department. Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (Medford, Ore.). As a 378- bed regional referral and trauma center, Asante Rogue Regional Medi- cal Center has earned national recognition for services in orthopedics, cancer and stroke care. e hospital also has the region's only neona- tal intensive care unit and a hospital-based sleep center. In 2018, IBM Watson Health named Asante Rogue among its 100 Top Hospitals for the sixth time. Ascension St. Michael's Hospital (Stevens Point, Wis.). Ascension St. Michael's Hospital has more than 200 primary and specialty care phy- sicians and nurse practitioners treating patients in the Stevens Point community. e National Rural Health Association named Ascension St. Michael's a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital in 2019, the only hos- pital in Wisconsin to achieve the recognition. e hospital also earned recognition from the University of Wisconsin Organ and Tissue Dona- tion service earlier this year, bestowed on the university's partner hos- pitals that achieve a 60 percent consent rate for donation. Ashley Regional Medical Center (Vernal, Utah). Ashely Region- al Medical Center is a 39-bed hospital with an emergency room that serves around 14,000 patients annually. e hospital is a level 4 trauma center and the Utah State Department of Health designated it a stroke receiving facility. e hospital has 30 affiliated physicians and serves four counties in Utah and Colorado. e Chartis Center for Rural Health named Ashley Regional a 100 Top Rural & Community Hos- Sponsored by:

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