Wisconsin has 13 of the nation’s 100 best rural hospitals.
The firm of “I”-Vantage Health Analytics based its annual rankings on market conditions, clinical and operational performance, and financial-and-quality outcomes. Wisconsin had the country’s largest number of what “I”-Vantage called the nation’s best rural safety-net institutions. They are Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie, River Falls Area Hospital, Good Samaritan Health Center in Merrill, Richland Hospital in Richland Center, Upland Hills of Dodgeville, the Hudson Hospital, and Memorial centers in Tomah, Sturgeon Bay, Waupun, Medford, Prairie du Chien, Hayward, and Black River Falls. Almost a-third of the Top-100 rural hospitals are in the Upper Midwest. Neighboring Minnesota and Iowa have nine each.