Our History

We are committed to delivering excellence and compassionate care to all we serve, and proud to be your health care provider of choice.

Skyline Health, governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, has always garnered great public support. And nowhere is this more evident than in the series of upgrades it has undergone about every ten years since inception.

Skyline was originally constructed in 1952 through the Hill-Burton Act, with the addition of one wing in the early 1970’s. A second $2.7 million renovation (funded through a super-majority bond) in 1998 enhanced the facility with a surgery suite, an emergency room, physical therapy building, laboratory and admitting area. A year later, the hospital purchased an adjoining seven-acre parcel of land to facilitate our long-range plans.

More recently, Skyline has added specialty services to better serve the community. These include:

  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Infusion Services
  • Nutrition Services
  • Podiatry

Critical Access Designation

“Critical Access Hospital” is a designation given to certain rural hospitals by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This designation was created by Congress in the 1997 Balanced Budget Act in response to a string of hospital closures in the 1980s and early 1990s.

The CAH designation is designed to reduce the financial vulnerability of rural hospitals and improve access to health care by keeping essential services in rural communities. This is accomplished through cost-based Medicare reimbursement.