MMH listed among the 100 great community hospitals

Montrose Memorial Hospital was recently named one of the 100 Great Community Hospitals in the country.

“This award is recognition of our staff’s hard work and dedication to delivering excellent care to our community,” said James Kiser, CEO of Montrose Memorial Hospital. “Being listed among the 100 great community hospitals in the nation confirms the great work done by our Board of Directors and the leaders within our organization who exemplify Friends & Family caring for Friends & Family.”

The list – available on Becker’s Hospital Review’s website – describes Montrose Memorial Hospital as a growing leader in the region’s healthcare: “Montrose Memorial Hospital has positioned itself within the burgeoning southwest Colorado region to grow with the area and serve as a vital health provider.” The entry also notes the hospital’s inclusion on the latest iVantage Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital list.

When evaluating hospitals for the list, Becker’s Hospital Review defined a community hospital as one with no more than 550 beds. Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion on the list based on the rankings and ratings of several outside organizations, including IBM Watson 100 Top Hospitals, iVantage Health Analytics and the Chartis Center for Rural Health’s Top Rural & Community Hospitals, CareChex ratings, Leapfrog Group grades, Healthgrades awards, CMS stars, and more.

This isn’t the first time the hospital has been recognized nationally. Last September, Montrose Memorial Hospital was ranked a “High Performing” hospital for knee replacements by US News & World Report. Prior to that, the hospital was recognized by the National Rural Health Association as a Top 20 Rural Community Hospital in the nation and has also been ranked a Top 100 Rural & Community Hospital by iVantage Health Analytics for the last three years.

            The list can be accessed online at

About the author

Leann Tobin

Leann Tobin

Leann Tobin is the Director of Community Engagement at Montrose Memorial Hospital. She has been at MMH since 1999 and participates in the strategic planning and leadership for the organization. Leann grew up in Lakewood Colorado and received her B.S. from Colorado State University. She and her husband, Pat, met while traveling in the international program Up with People. They have two sons, Bryce and Dylan.