And, among “critical access” hospitals, defined in federal standards as rural primary care, Polk Medical Center (now being led by FMC) came in as No. 2 in the state. Not bad at all and just part of a steady stream of top rankings for the local facilities in various breakdowns overall or in specific services provided, as befits a regional medical center.
Now then, when do consumers get to see a listing of “Most Affordable Top Quality Hospitals”? That would be the one that probably would get the most attention.