TFHS Named in Becker's Hospital Review "50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know"

Tahoe Forest Hospital

List Features Hospitals Who Demonstrate Excellence in Caring For Their Communities

For the second year in a row Tahoe Forest Hospital was named in Becker’s Hospital Review’s list of “50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” in the United States on July 7, 2016. Tahoe Forest Hospital is humbled to know we are the only critical access hospital in California 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.”

Becker’s Hospital Review conducted research and examined several reputable hospital ranking sources relevant to critical access hospitals, such as iVantage Health Analytics, the National Rural Health Association, Truven Health Analytics, Women's Choice Award and the Leapfrog Group, among other sources.

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..

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