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CCMH Recognized Again as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

March 21, 2024

CARROLLTON, Mo. – Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) has been recognized as a 2024 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. 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™.

“We are extremely proud to be honored as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital for a second consecutive year,” said Scott Thoreson, CCMH Chief Executive Officer. “Last year, CCMH went on to be recognized as a Top 20 Critical Access Hospital, being the only Missouri hospital to receive that honor. The Top 20 designations for this year have not been posted yet.”

CCMH is a 25-bed critical access facility serving Carrollton and the surrounding communities. It offers 24-hour emergency care, specialized services such as advanced diagnostics, outpatient specialty clinics, post-acute skilled care (swing bed) and comprehensive family care.

“CCMH is committed to excellence and innovation, which allows us to provide healthcare quality, experience, accessibility, affordability and equity to our communities,” Thoreson said. “We continue to strive for our mission of being dedicated to the health and well-being of all we serve and our vision to be the premier healthcare destination.”

Carrollton is one of only two Missouri hospitals named to the Critical Access Hospitals list in 2024, which includes Cox Barton County Hospital in Lamar, Mo.

“During an era of profound uncertainty for rural healthcare, the Top 100 rural hospitals continue to provide a unique lens through which we can identify innovation and inspiration for how to deliver high quality care to increasingly vulnerable populations,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “We’re delighted to be able to recognize all this year’s Top 100 but especially the more than 40 first-time recipients across both categories. It’s wonderful to see so many new facilities join the ranks of our Top 100 alumni.”

Now in its 14th 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.

For more information about the services at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, visit our website or call 660-542-1695.

About CCMH: Carroll County Memorial Hospital (CCMH), the area’s premier healthcare resource, is a 25-bed Critical Access facility serving Carrollton and the surrounding communities. It offers 24-hour emergency care, specialized services such as advanced diagnostics, post-acute skilled care (swing bed) and comprehensive family care. CCMH is dedicated to the Health and Well Being of All We Serve. For more information, visit

About Chartis: Chartis is a comprehensive health care advisory firm dedicated to helping clients build a healthier world. Chartis works across the health care continuum with more than 600 clients annually, including providers, payers, health services organizations, technology and retail companies, and investors. Through times of change, challenge, and opportunity, Chartis advises the industry on how to navigate disruption, pursue growth, achieve financial sustainability, unleash technology, improve care models and operations, enhance clinical quality and safety, and advance health equity. The teams convened bring deep industry expertise and industry leading innovation, enabling clients to achieve transformational results and create positive societal impact. For more information, visit