KVH Hospital Named in Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals for Fifth Time


KVH Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 critical access hospitals in the United States for the fifth time.

About 1,300 critical access hospitals were reviewed when choosing the top hospitals.  The analysis, conducted by iVantage Health Analytics in conjunction with the National Rural Hospital Association, considered over 70 different metrics of performance.  Metrics covered a broad range of topics including quality of care, health outcomes after hospitalization, patient satisfaction, affordability, market share, and financial stability.

KVH Hospital has consistently been recognized in the Top 100 critical access hospitals since the listings were first released in 2011.  KVH Hospital is one of only seven hospitals that have been named in every listing. 

“KVH is proud of the efforts of our employees who have contributed to this achievement,” said Liahna Armstrong, President of the KVH Board of Commissioners.  “To be named as one of the top hospitals in the United States is a remarkable accomplishment.  To be named all five times is astounding.”

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.