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Ministry Critical Access Hospitals Named to Becker’s Top-50 List

Ministry Critical Access Hospitals Named to Becker’s Top-50 List Nationally

Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, and Calumet Medical Center in Chilton – part of Ascension Wisconsin's Ministry Health Care – recently were named to the Becker's Hospital Review list of "50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know."

Of the 1,332 critical access hospitals (CAH) in the United States, Becker's highlighted 50 of the top hospitals that meet the CAH requirements and "go above and beyond to care for their patients."

Critical access hospitals are fairly unique as acute care hospitals go. They must have no more than 25 inpatient beds, have an annual average length of stay of no more than 96 hours for acute care, offer 24/7 emergency care and be located at least 35 miles from another hospital, according to HHS.

Ministry Door County Medical Center and Calumet Medical Center both meet all of those requirements while going above and beyond to care for their patients. To develop this list, the Becker's team conducted research and examined several reputable hospital ranking sources relevant to critical access hospitals, such as iVantage Health Analytics, the National Rural Health Association, Healthgrades and CMS' Hospital Compare, among other sources, including prior lists from this publication.

Published November 2015

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