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Westfields Hospital & Clinic named Top 20 Critical Access Hospital

May 26, 2023

NEW RICHMOND, Wis. — The National Rural Health Association (NRHA) has recognized Westfields Hospital & Clinic as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital. Westfields is the first hospital in Wisconsin to earn this designation for five consecutive years and just the second hospital in the country to do so.

“Earning this recognition for five straight years is a testament to our team’s work ethic,” said Steve Massey, president and CEO of Westfields Hospital & Clinic. “Our ability to sustain a high level of performance during challenging years impacted by the pandemic illustrates our commitment to the community, and that’s what makes this year’s award so meaningful. I'm proud of our team and excited to see their hard work being recognized.”

The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals are named from the Top 100 list, which is a larger set of high-performing critical access hospitals compiled each year by the Chartis Center for Rural Health.

Both lists are determined based on results from the Chartis Rural Hospital Performance INDEX™, which measures comprehensive performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance. This includes quality, patient perspective and financial efficiency.

To receive a top 20 designation, Westfields achieved one of the highest overall performance rankings in the nation.

An awards ceremony will be held during the NRHA’s Critical Access Hospital Conference this September in Kansas City, Mo.

About Westfields Hospital & Clinic

Westfields Hospital & Clinic is part of HealthPartners, the largest consumer-governed, non-profit health care organization in the nation with a mission to improve health and well-being in partnership with members, patients and the community. Westfields Hospital & Clinic serves western Wisconsin with primary, acute, emergency and outpatient health care services. For more information, visit

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