With 150 acute licensed beds and 24 clinic and outpatient facilities, Mercy Hospital Washington is the only state-designated Level 3 trauma center between St. Louis and Jefferson City, MO. In addition to earning a five-star rating from CMS in 2017, Mercy Hospital Washington secured a top spot on the iVantage Top Rural & Community Hospitals list in 2018.
Becker's Healthcare 100 Great Community Hospitals list includes independent community hospitals as well as facilities affiliated with large health systems. Some hospitals serve expansive rural geographies, while others care for small communities outside of large cities. Many of the hospitals on the list have been recognized for their clinical quality, operational excellence and economic impact on the surrounding areas. For the purposes of this list, Becker's defines a community hospital as a facility with no more than 550 beds.
The Becker's editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on several outside rankings and ratings organizations, including IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals, iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health's Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals, CareChex ratings, Leapfrog Group grades, Healthgrades awards and CMS stars, among other considerations.