Avera HCMH named in top 100 Critical Access Hospitals

Posted June 13, 2013 at 10:50 am

Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital in Miller was recently named one of the HealthStrong™ Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the United States.

“Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital is proud of the efforts of its physicians and staff who have contributed to our hospital achieving this designation,” said Bryan Breitling, Hospital CEO. “This is the second year in a row that we have received the award and we are excited about the recognition we receive as a result of everyone’s commitment to our community resulting in this award.”

Breitling said the award is not something applied for by submitting any report or application, but is determined by iVantage studying all CAHs in the U.S. and ranking them accordingly.

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