Recent Awards and Recognition

Hospital Patient Satisfaction

  • National Rural Health Association Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for Patient Satisfaction (2012-2014, 2016-2020, 2021,2022,2023)
  • National Rural Health Association Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for Quality (2018)
  • Bigfork Valley Chiropractic (Mike Olson, DC) received recognition as a Center of Excellence by ChiroCare (2017-2021)
  • National Organization of State Office of Rural Health Performance Leadership Award for overall excellence in quality and patient perspective (2017)
  • Bigfork Valley was named a recipient of the Women’s Choice America’s Best 100 Hospitals for Patient Experience award (2011-2014, 2016-2019)
  • The hospital received a front page feature in the Duluth News Tribune, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2013

Social Stewardship

  • In summer 2014, Bigfork Valley received the HealthTrust Social Stewardship award for its initiatives that reflect social and environmental responsibility.


  • Bigfork Valley awarded CALS designation for continuing emergency skills improvement through the Comprehensive Advanced Life Support curriculum, 2011; renewed 2016 and in 2020.
  • Bigfork Valley designated as a level IV trauma facility, December 2012.
  • Listed on the Star Tribune Top Workplaces list as a National Standard Setter 2015, 2016.

Other awards

  • Healthcare Achievement Award for Financial and Operational Improvement within an Acute Care Critical Access Hospital-Amerinet
  • MN Department of Health (MDH) Antibiotic Stewardship Honor Roll recipient (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
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    Bigfork Valley
    258 Pine Tree Drive
    P.O.Box 258
    Bigfork, MN 56628
    218.743.3177 | 866.743.3177