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Barrett Hospital & HealthCare Recognized As One Of The 100 Highest Ranked Critical Access Hospitals

Barrett Hospital & HealthCare Recognized for the Twelfth Time as One of the 100 Highest Ranked Critical Access Hospitals in the Nation in 2023

Dillon, MT., March 06, 2023 – Barrett Hospital & HealthCare today announced it has been recognized for the 12th time as one of the 100 highest ranked Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the nation. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals based on the results of the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™.

This is a remarkable achievement, as there are over 1,300 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States. Barrett Hospital & HealthCare ranked among the top in performance of all rural hospitals, large or small, up to 25 beds.

“This consistent and repeated achievement of Barrett Hospital & HealthCare shows our organization’s commitment to excellence and quality," says Taylor Rose, Chief Executive Officer. “I’m proud of the work our team does every day to provide the best possible healthcare to our patients and our community. We honor every single employee who made this award a reality.”

Now in its 13th year, the INDEX has established itself as the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging publicly available data, the INDEX is trusted by rural hospitals, health systems with rural affiliates, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.

About Barrett Hospital & HealthCare: Established in 1922, Barrett Hospital & HealthCare is a non-profit Critical Access Hospital (CAH) and medical clinic provider in Dillon, Montana. Based on The Chartis Center’s Rural Hospital Performance Index, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has recognized Barrett Hospital & HealthCare as a Top 20 CAH five times, including in 2022. For more information, visit

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