The National Rural Health Association named three Montana Critical Access Hospitals to the Top 100 in America. Those included Barrett Hospital and HealthCare in Dillon, Community Hospital of Anaconda, and Sidney Health Center.

The top 100 were chosen from 1,750 rural hospitals based on their Hospital Strength Index ™, which offers objective measurements of relative performance among peers across 56 different performance metrics. The Index offers hospital executives, trustees and boards of directors measurable performance indicators and metrics. The measures identify hospitals which are best prepared for continued success.