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RFAH recognized nationally

Becker's Hospital Review has included River Falls Area Hospital in its 2014 list of "100 Great Community Hospitals." The same review also included Hudson Hospital and Woodwinds in Woodbury, Minn., on its top-100 list.

The elite list, published in the healthcare magazine’s July edition, selected community hospitals for inclusion based on their accolades and awards, quality and service to their communities.

River Falls Area Hospital President David Miller said: “As caregivers, we are ultimately judged on how well we perform our work of caring. At River Falls Area Hospital, I know our doctors, nurses, therapists and support staff do a fabulous job at this.

“We’re delighted to have been recognized in this way by Becker’s Hospital Review, which is acknowledgement of our goal of providing the most exceptional care for people in our community.”

The full Becker’s Hospital Review entry reads: “Founded in 1939, River Falls Area Hospital is a critical access hospital now affiliated with Minneapolis-based Allina Health. The 25-bed hospital has more than 155 physicians on staff who provide a range of inpatient and outpatient services. The hospital also includes cancer care, a birth center, robotic surgery and emergency care. The hospital was named to iVantage Health Analytics' list of Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in 2014 in recognition of its clinical and operational performance and financial and qualitative outcomes.”

Becker's Hospital Review is described as an influential publication aimed at high-level hospital leaders. It features business updates, legal news and analysis focused on hospitals and health systems.