A national group has found 13 rural hospitals to be the best in the United States. But get this, out of the 13, five are in Maine! Maine is the only state to have more than one rural hospital on the list.

Leapfrog Group, based in Washington D.C., tracks health care safety, quality and value and uses that information to name the best hospitals in the country each year. The five rural Maine hospitals recognized for 2012 are: Inland Hospital, Rumford Hospital, Sebasticook Valley Health, Calais Regional Hospital and Mount Desert Island Hospital Organization. Congrats!