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Four OSF HealthCare Hospitals Among Top Critical Care Hospitals in the U.S.

Becker’s Hospital Review, a respected national health care industry publication, has named four OSF HealthCare hospitals to its list of 67 Critical Access Hospitals to Know in 2019.

Critical access hospitals are in rural areas but offer 24/7 emergency care and have 25 or fewer inpatient beds. There are 1,349 CAHs located throughout the United States.

The four hospitals recognized include:

  • OSF HealthCare Holy Family Medical Center-Monmouth, Illinois
  • OSF HealthCare Saint Luke Medical Center-Kewanee, Illinois
  • OSF HealthCare Saint Paul Medical Center-Mendota, Illinois
  • OSF HealthCare St. Francis Hospital & Medical Group-Escanaba, Michigan

Many hospitals featured on this list have been recognized for clinical quality and excellence in care delivery. Several have also earned the Hospital & Health Networks HealthCare's Most Wired award. 

“These hospitals have truly become pillars of their communities, providing access to healthcare for a broad population.”
Becker's Hospital Review

Becker's Healthcare editors selected the hospitals based on awards and rankings from respected organizations including iVantage Health Analytics, The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the National Rural Health Association, CareChex, Healthgrades and Medicare star ratings. The team also considered the hospital's community impact and reputation for innovation.



About OSF HealthCare

OSF HealthCare is an integrated health system owned and operated by The Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, headquartered in Peoria, Illinois. OSF HealthCare employs nearly 21,000 Mission Partners (employees) in 126 locations, including 13 hospitals - 9 acute care, 4 critical access - and two colleges of nursing throughout Illinois and Michigan. Its physician network employs more than 1,200 primary care, specialist physicians, and advanced practice providers. OSF HealthCare operates an extensive network of home health services; owns OSF Saint Francis, Inc., comprised of health care-related businesses; and OSF HealthCare Foundation, the philanthropic arm for the organization. More at