KVH Hospital Named in the '50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know'


KVH Hospital has been included in a recent listing of the ’50 critical access hospitals to know’ across the nation by Becker’s Healthcare.

According to Becker’s Healthcare, several reputable hospital ranking sources were examined to narrow the list of all 1,332 critical access hospitals down to the top 50.  These sources included Hospital Compare rankings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the National Rural Health Association, Healthgrades, and iVantage Health Analytics.  They consider a broad range of topics, including quality of care, health outcomes after hospitalization, patient satisfaction, affordability, market share, and financial stability.

“All employees should be proud of the role they played in earning this national recognition,” said Jack Baker, President of the KVH Board of Commissioners, “and we should all be proud of the quality of care provided in our community.“

KVH Hospital and Whitman Hospital and Medical Center in Colfax were the only two critical access hospitals in Washington State to be named by Becker’s Healthcare in the Top 50 critical access hospitals to know.  Since 2011, KVH Hospital has consistently been recognized in the Top 100 or Top 20 critical access hospitals nationwide by iVantage Health Analytics. 

Critical access hospitals make up approximately twenty-five percent of hospitals in the United States.  They are generally located more than 35 miles from another hospital and have no more than 25 inpatient beds.  Most are located in rural areas.