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Healthgrades names America’s top 50 hospitals for 2024

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The organization examined more than 4,000 hospitals in compiling its annual rankings. Some of the best come from high-profile systems, and some lesser-known names received top honors.

Healthgrades has released its rankings of the top hospitals in America for 2024.

The annual rankings, which were published this morning, reflect an analysis of about 4,500 hospitals.

Healthgrades released three honor rolls: America’s 50 Best Hospitals; America’s 100 Best Hospitals and America’s 250 Best Hospitals. Healthgrades evaluated hospitals across more than 30 common procedures and conditions.

Brad Bowman, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades, tells Chief Healthcare Executive® that the hospitals ranking among the top 250 are all performing at the highest level.

“What's interesting about these hospitals is they're all very close,” Bowman says. “These 250 hospitals aren't that different. So number 250 isn't that much off from number one. So they're very closely, kind of jam packed in there together. It's always just neck and neck with all this. So these are all incredible hospitals.” (See part of our conversation with Brad Bowman of Healthgrades. The story continues below.)

To reach the top 100, and the top 50, hospitals have to demonstrate years of excellence. The hospitals reaching the top 100 have been recognized among the top 50 for at least five consecutive years, he says. Those in the top 50 have made the list seven or eight years in a row. The highest ranking reflects excellence over a consistent period of years.

While there are some well-known healthcare names on the lists, Bowman says, “The top 50 isn't always who you think it's going to be.”

“There are smaller, lesser known hospitals, giving them a run for their money, at least on the quality sort of side of things,” Bowman says.

Healthgrades examined Medicare data from 2020 through 2022. Healthgrades also examined a host of specialty areas to identify the highest-ranking hospitals in 32 eligible states.

Healthgrades’ platform helps patients find doctors and hospitals, and the rankings help consumers see that some hospitals stand out.

“These are really good hospitals,” Bowman says. “But these are also very uncommon hospitals.”

Here’s the list of Healthgrades’ ranking of the top 50 hospitals. For the full list, visit the Healthgrades website.

Arizona

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix

California

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, Oakland

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, West Hollywood

Memorial Medical Center, Modesto

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Burlingame,

Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge,

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills,

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas, Encinitas

Stanford Health Care, Stanford

Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Roseville

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center, Santa Monica

Connecticut

Norwalk Hospital, Norwalk

Florida

AdventHealth Orlando, Orlando

Mayo Clinic in Florida, Jacksonville

Georgia

Emory University Hospital, Atlanta

Emory University Hospital Midtown, Atlanta

Illinois

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital, Park Ridge

Ascension Alexian Brothers, Elk Grove Village

Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana

Kansas

University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City

Massachusetts

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington

Michigan

Ascension Providence Hospital-Southfield Campus, Southfield

Beaumont Hospital, Troy

Minnesota

Mayo Clinic Health System Mankato, Mankato

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, Rochester

New Jersey

Morristown Medical Center, Morristown

Overlook Medical Center, Summit

New York

Lenox Hill Hospital, New York

Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook

Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie

North Carolina

Mission Hospital, Asheville

Ohio

Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati

Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital, Fairfield

Mercy Health - West Hospital, Cincinnati

ProMedical Toledo Hospital, Toledo

Summa Health System, Akron Campus, Akron

The Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health, Cincinnati

Pennsylvania

Chester County Hospital, West Chester

Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster

Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood

Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Hershey

Reading Hospital, West Reading

Riddle Memorial Hospital, Media

St. Luke’s Hospital-Bethlehem Campus, Bethlehem

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital, Chambersburg

Texas

Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston

Washington state

EvergreenHealth Medical Center-Kirkland, Kirkland

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Vancouver

Wisconsin

Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee

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