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Aspirus Hospitals in Ironwood, Iron River and Medford named critical access hospitals to know

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Aspirus Ironwood (Mich.), Aspirus Iron River (Mich.) and Aspirus Medford (Wis.) are among the nation’s “66 Critical Access Hospitals to Know” according Becker’s Hospital Review, which released the 2018 edition of its list on August 16. 

Becker’s Healthcare editors selected the critical access hospitals (CAH) to include on its list based on rankings and awards from respected national organizations, such as iVantage Health Analytics, The Chartis Group, the National Rural Health Association, CareChex, Healthgrades and Medicare star ratings. The team also considered a hospital's community impact and reputation for innovation.

CAHs are located mostly in rural areas and are crucial to the health and well-being of their communities. They provide 24-hour emergency services, are limited to 25 inpatient beds and focus on community needs. There are 1,348 CAHs in the United States.