GCMC Named Top 20 Critical Access Hospital for 2020

The National Rural Health Association has announced the top 20 Critical Access Hospitals in the Overall category and the top 20 Best Practice in Quality Hospitals. Gove County Medical Center has achieved distinction in these area having been named in the top 20 recipients in the United States. A formal press release is forthcoming. Here is the list of the top 20 facilities in both categories:


Avera Hand County Memorial Hospital Miller, S.D.
Brodstone Memorial Hospital * Superior, Neb.
CHI St. Alexius Health Carrington Carrington, N.D.

Clay County Medical Center * Clay Center, Kan.
Gove County Medical Center Quinter, Kan.
Howard County Medical Center * Saint Paul, Neb.
Jamestown Regional Medical Center Jamestown, N.D.

Kingman Community Hospital Kingman, Kan.
Mayo Clinic Health System – Red Cedar Menomonie, Wis.
Mayo Clinic Health System in Saint James Saint James, Minn.
Miner’s Colfax Medical Center Raton, N.M.
Osborne County Memorial Hospital Osborne, Kan.
Rio Grande Hospital Del Norte, Colo.
Sabetha Community Hospital Sabetha, Kan.
Sanford Mayville Medical Center * Mayville, N.D.
ThedaCare Medical Center – Waupaca * Waupaca, Wis.
Transylvania Regional Hospital Brevard, N.C.
Upland Hills Health* Dodgeville, Wis.
Wallowa Memorial Hospital * Enterprise, Ore.
Westfields Hospital and Clinic New Richmond, Wis.


Avera St. Benedict Health Center * Parkston, S.D.
Bear Lake Memorial Hospital Montpelier, Idaho
Cavalier County Memorial Hospital and Clinics * Langdon, N.D.
Comanche County Hospital Coldwater, Kan.
Gove County Medical Center Quinter, Kan.
Indianhead Medical Center Shell Lake, Wis.
Jefferson Community Health and Life* Fairbury, Neb.
Medicine Lodge Memorial Hospital Medicine Lodge, Kan.
Northwood Deaconess Health Center * Northwood, N.D.
Osborne County Memorial Hospital Osborne, Kan.
Pembina County Memorial Hospital * Cavalier, N.D.

Phillips County Hospital * Malta, Mont.
Ruby Valley Medical Center Sheridan, Mont.
Sabetha Community Hospital Sabetha, Kan.
Sheridan County Health Complex Hoxie, Kan.
St. Andrew’s Health Center * Bottineau, N.D.

Sumner County Hospital District No 1 Caldwell, Kan.

Towner County Medical Center * Cando, N.D.
West River Regional Medical Center * Hettinger, N.D.
Wishek Community Hospital and Clinics Wishek, N.D.