Tahoe Forest Hospital Named In Becker’s Hospital Review “62 Critical Access Hospitals To Know 2017”

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For the third year in a row Tahoe Forest Hospital was named in Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the United States. Tahoe Forest Hospital is honored to know we are the only critical access hospital in California, Nevada or Arizona to receive this prestigious designation.

The list features critical access hospitals that have demonstrated excellence in caring for their communities and going the extra mile for their patients. “At Tahoe Forest, our focus is providing excellent and compassionate care to our community, ” said Harry Weis, Chief Executive Officer, Tahoe Forest Health System. “It’s what we strive to do every day. This focus on excellence is a ‘thank you’ to the people we serve in our community.”

To develop this list, the Becker's Healthcare editorial team examined the rakings and awards from organizations such as iVantage Health Analytics, Healthgrades, the National Rural Health Association, Truven Health Analytics, Women's Choice Award and Leapfrog Group. The team also considered the hospital's community impact and reputation for innovation.

Critical access hospitals must have no more than 25 inpatient beds, have an annual length of stay of no more than 96 hours for acute care, offer 24/7 emergency care, and be located at least 35 miles from another hospital. There are more than 1,332 critical access hospitals in the United States.

For a complete list of selected hospitals, go to http://www.beckershospitalreview.com.