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Becker's Hospital Review Names ALMH One of the 50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know


For the first time, Becker's Hospital Review has published a list of "50 Critical Access Hospitals to Know" in the United States and Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, Illinois has been named to the list.

Out of the 1,332 critical access hospitals in the United States, the list features 50 that have demonstrated excellence in caring for their communities. Providing quality healthcare in a rural setting presents its own set of specific challenges, but these organizations are rising above to meet the needs of their patients.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on awards and recognitions they have received. Specifically, the team looked at iVantage Health Analytics' list of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals, the National Rural Health Association's list of Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, patient satisfaction scores from CMS' Hospital Compare and various Healthgrades awards.

“We are thrilled and humbled to be recognized as one of the 50 critical access hospitals to know in the United States. Recognitions such as Becker’s speak directly to our vision of becoming a national leader for excellence in patient care. More importantly for our patients, however, is knowing that the healthcare team at ALMH consistently provides better treatment and better outcomes,” said Dolan Dalpoas, ALMH President/CEO.

The full list can be read here:

About Becker’s Hospital Review
Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. Content is geared toward high-level hospital leaders, and we work to provide valuable content, including hospital and health system news, best practices and legal guidance specifically for these decision-makers. Each issue of Becker's Hospital Review reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute-care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.

About ALMH
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital is more than a century old, opening in 1902 as Deaconess Hospital. The hospital moved into a brand new facility in 2011. Since that time, ALMH has garnered several prestigious awards and recognitions. In 2013 and 2015, iVantage Health Analytics named it to its Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. In 2013, 2014 and 2015 ALMH was recognized as a Most Wired hospital by the American Hospital Association's Health Forum and the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives. In December 2014, the hospital was awarded The Joint Commission's Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital accreditation. ALMH is a 25-bed critical access hospital located at 200 Stahlhut Drive in Lincoln, Illinois and is an affiliate of Memorial Health System. ALMH employs over 315 individuals in a variety of roles. For more information about ALMH, visit