WGH is honored to announce it has been recognized as one of the 67 Critical Access Hospitals to Know in 2019 by Becker’s Healthcare. 67 represented 5% of all Critical Access Hospitals across the country.
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.
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 located in remote areas.
Many hospitals featured on this list have been recognized for clinical quality and excellence in care delivery. Several have also earned the Hospital & Health Networks HealthCare’s Most Wired award. These hospitals have truly become pillars of their communities, providing access to healthcare for a broad population.
The history of Wabash General Hospital dates back to 1951 and has since grown into a 25-bed critical access hospital including orthopedic and sports medicine clinics in multiple locations. In 2016, the hospital earned the acute stroke ready hospital designation from the Illinois Department of Public Health and it earned the Medicare Beneficiary Quality Improvement Product Quality Award as an HCAHPS Star Rating Performer. It also received the Excellence in Innovation Award for its joint camp in 2018.
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