News and Events



2021 Annual conference – September 16-19

In celebration of our rich history, this year’s annual conference will yet again offer hospital leadership actionable insights and strategies for understanding the challenges and the opportunities facing community hospitals today.

News and Press Releases

Carlinville Community Prepares for Loss of Key Executive with Impending Retiremen:

HealthTechS3 and the Board of Directors of Carlinville Area Hospital announce the retirement of Ken Reid, chief executive officer, as of January 31, 2020. Ken has served this community admirably for the past 14 years at Carlinville Area Hospital. During his tenure, Ken oversaw the expansion and development of the Carlinville campus, the growth of the rural health clinics in Carlinville and Girard, the recruitment of excellent providers and the financial stability of the hospital.

View Article

Optimum Financial Statement Toolkit™ Recently Released by HealthTechS3 Improves Data Available to Rural and Critical Access Hospitals:

HealthTechS3 announces the release of a cloud-based technology solution that allows chief financial officers, vice presidents of finance, controllers and other financial leaders to have more robust data and reporting available and delivered in a manner that is easily usable for their environment.

View Article

CrossTx & HealthTechS3 Expand the Number of Community Hospitals Joining the Medicare Chronic Care Management Program:

CrossTx and HealthTechS3 are growing a network responsible for facilitating improvements in chronic care management at more than 70 clinics across 12 states, by supporting improvements in overall patient care coordination, advancements in quality, and growth in revenue, for this fast-growing and diverse network of healthcare facilities.

View Article

Bolster Your Care Coordination Efforts With Recent Changes in Montana Medicaid and Medicare:

Recently, Montana Medicaid expanded the state’s reimbursement fee schedule to include compensation and thereby coverage for Care Coordination programs. This means that qualifying Montana Medicaid recipients in the clinic’s patient panel are now reimbursable for the additional time spent coordinating their care.

View Article

266 hospitals with 5 CMS stars for patient experience

CMS released new patient experience star ratings July 31, giving 266 hospitals a rating of five stars.

CMS released new patient experience star ratings July 31, giving 266 hospitals a rating of five stars. Included in this list are two HealthTechS3 managed hospitals — Hammond Henry Hospital and Barrett Hospital & Healthcare

View Article

Gila Regional Medical Center Signs Management Agreement With HealthTechS3

Effective June 1st, Grant County’s Board of Commissioners contracted with HealthTechS3 to provide executive leadership and management support services to Gila Regional Medical Center.

View Article

Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals 2020

The Chartis Center for Rural Health recently released its annual list of the top 100 critical access hospitals.

The 2020 list was determined by results of the Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance across eight pillars of performance. Access additional information about the index here.

Barrett Hospital and HealthCare in Dillon, MT

70 Critical Access Hospital CEOs to Know – 2019

HTS3 is proud to announce that the following CEOs have been listed in the Becker’s Healthcare list of “70 Critical Access Hospitals to Know in 2019.” They are being recognized by Becker’s Healthcare for innovation, quality and patient safety on local and international levels.

Mark Kuhn – Hammond Henry Hospital in Geneseo, IL
Mike Schafer – Spooner Health in Spooner, WI
Phil Stuart – Tomah Memorial in Tomah, WI
Ken Westman – Barrett Hospital and HealthCare in Dillon, MT

Read More


Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals 2019

The National Rural Health Association recognizes the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals from a list of the Top 100 CAHs as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. The 20 overall winners have achieved success based on the Hospital Strength Index.

 – Barrett Hospital and Healthcare, Dillon, MT


Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals 2019

The National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute and The Chartis Center for Rural Health named the top 100 critical access hospitals for 2019 on Feb. 6. The hospitals named were based on results of the ninth annual Hospital Strength Index survey from iVantage Health Analytics, which ranked hospitals across 50 indicators and eight pillars.

 – Barrett Hospital and Healthcare, Dillon, MT


67 Critical Access Hospitals to Know in 2019

“Critical Access Hospitals to Know” is published by Becker’s Hospital Review.  Becker’s publishes an annual list of outstanding critical access hospitals in the nation. According to Becker’s Healthcare, several reputable hospital ranking sources were examined to narrow the list of all critical access hospitals down to the top 67. These sources included Hospital Compare rankings from iVantage Health Analytics, The Chartis Center for Rural Health, the National Rural Health Association, CareChex, Healthgrades and Medicare star ratings.  They consider a broad range of topics, including quality of care, health outcomes after hospitalization, patient satisfaction, affordability, market share, and financial stability.


Join us in congratulating these HTS3 client hospitals who have been recognized :

Barrett Hospital & Healthcare, Dillon, MT (sixth consecutive year on this list)

Hammond-Henry Hospital, Geneseo, IL (fifth consecutive year on this list)

Tomah Memorial Hospital, Tomah, WI (fourth consecutive year on this list)


Press Releases

TMH Stuart Among 70 Hospital CEOs to Know– July 9, 2019 – Becker’s Hospital Review, an industry leading print publication, has named Tomah Memorial Hospital CEO Phil Stuart as one of the ‘70 critical access hospital CEOs to know’ in the U.S. It is the fourth time Stuart has been recognized by Becker’s Hospital Review. Stuart was listed on Becker’s ‘71 rural hospital CEOs to know’ list last year and similar lists in 2015 and 2014. He was one of just six Wisconsin critical access hospital (CAH) CEOs named to this year’s list.

Read More
Past Events