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Best Rural Hospitals in the Desert SW

David Oesper
 

The Chartis Center for Rural Health annually publishes a list of the top 100 Critical Access Hospitals and top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals.

https://www.ivantageindex.com/top-performing-hospitals/

In the dark-sky areas of the desert southwest region we’re looking at for Mirador Astronomy Village (including an expanded look at rural Texas), these are the hospitals that make the grade:

Miners Colfax Medical Center
Raton, NM
http://www.minershosp.com/
Critical Access Top Hospital

Collingsworth General Hospital
Wellington, TX
https://www.collingsworthgeneral.net/
Critical Access Top Hospital

Mitchell County Hospital District
Colorado City, TX
https://www.mitchellcountyhospital.com/
Critical Access Top Hospital
NOTE: Probably too close to oil & gas development; we need to be very careful to choose a dark-sky community site with no potential for future oil and gas extraction.

Guadalupe County Hospital
Santa Rosa, NM
https://www.gchnm.org/
Rural & Community Top Hospital

Childress Regional Medical Center
Childress, TX
https://www.childresshospital.com/
Rural & Community Top Hospital

Knox County Hospital
Knox City, TX
https://knoxhospital.org/
Rural & Community Top Hospital

No hospitals in Arizona made the grade.