Bridgton Hospital has been named one of “66 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” by Becker’s Healthcare, the publisher of Becker’s Healthcare Review. The leading hospital-business journal annually selects the nation’s top small hospitals for this honor.
Critical access hospitals have 25 or fewer inpatient beds, and the annual average length of stay is under 96 hours for acute care. These hospitals also offer round-the-clock emergency care, and are located in remote or rural areas.
“Many hospitals featured on this list have been recognized for clinical quality and excellence in care delivery. They have become pillars of their communities, providing access to healthcare for a broad population,” Beckers said in releasing the list.
Becker’s Healthcare editors also used as criteria awards and rankings rankings from respected organizations including iVantage Health Analytics, The Chartis Group, the National Rural Health Association,
Bridgton Hospital, entering its second century of service to Western Maine’s Lakes Region, is part of Central Maine Healthcare, an integrated regional health system reaching about 400,000 patients.