Ascension Via Christi Critical Access Hospital Networks
Critical Access Hospital (CAH) - The CAH designation is designed to reduce the financial vulnerability of rural hospitals and improve access to healthcare by keeping essential services in rural communities. CAHs must be located in rural areas and must be over 35 miles from another hospital, or 15 miles from another hospital in mountainous terrain or areas with only secondary roads.
The primary eligibility requirements for CAHs are:
A CAH must have 25 or fewer acute care inpatient beds.
It must maintain an annual average length of stay of 96 hours or less for acute care patients.
It must provide 24/7 emergency care services.
Wheat Plains Health Network
Patterson Health Center - Anthony
Sumner Co District #1 Hospital - Caldwell
Greenwood County Hospital - Eureka
Hillsboro Community Hospital - Hillsboro
Kingman Healthcare Center - Kingman
Kiowa District Healthcare - Kiowa
St Luke Hospital & Living Center - Marion
Wilson Medical Center - Neodesha
William Newton Hospital - Winfield
Ascension Via Christi St Francis - Wichita (supporting hospital)