The organization evaluated nearly 4,500 hospitals and measured their performance among common procedures.
After examining nearly 4,500 hospitals, Healthgrades has released its picks for the best in America.
Healthgrades released its choices for its annual ranking of America’s Best Hospitals Tuesday. The organization, which aids consumers in finding hospitals, unveiled its picks for the top 50, the top 100 and the top 250 hospitals in the country.
Beyond giving bragging rights to hospitals, Healthgrades says the rankings help consumers navigate the process of finding out which hospitals stand out in certain procedures and touts the list as a step towards more transparency in hospital performance.
Healthgrades says if all hospitals performed at the level of the top 250 in the country, its analysis indicates 160,615 lives could have been saved.
“Healthcare decisions are often complicated and fraught with emotion,” Brad Bowman, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades, said in a statement.
“By giving consumers an easy-to-understand, data-driven way to identify the hospitals in their area with the best outcomes, Healthgrades is helping all patients – no matter their background – confidently choose higher quality care,” he said.
Healthgrades also said the organization is planning to look at how hospitals are faring when it comes to health equity. By the end of 2023, Healthgrades said it will include health equity data, including social determinants of health, in its analysis of hospital quality. The organization said it will improve the rankings and give patients more information in finding the best place for their care.
To determine the top 250 U.S. hospitals, Healthgrades evaluated clinical performance for nearly 4,500 hospitals across more than 31 of the most common procedures and conditions.
In addition, Healthgrades evaluated the hospitals across 18 key specialty areas to identify the top hospitals in 32 eligible states. The criteria included cardiac care, stroke, neurosciences, and orthopedic surgery, among others.
Here are Healthgrades picks for America’s Top 50 Hospitals. They are listed by state, alphabetically. For the full rankings, visit Healthgrades.
Mayo Clinic Hospital
Cedars - Sinai Medical Center
Eden Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center
Mills-peninsula Medical Center
Northridge Hospital Medical Center
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
Scripps Green Hospital
Stanford Health Care
Sutter Roseville Medical Center
UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center
Poudre Valley Hospital
Mayo Clinic in Florida
Emory University Hospital
Emory University Hospital Midtown
AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village
Carle Foundation Hospital
UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital
University Of Kansas Hospital
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center
Ascension Providence Hospital - Southfield Campus
Beaumont Hospital, Troy
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus
Morristown Medical Center
Overlook Medical Center
Lenox Hill Hospital
Rochester General Hospital
Stony Brook University Hospital
Vassar Brothers Medical Center
Bethesda North Hospital
Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital
Mercy Health-West Hospital
ProMedica Toledo Hospital
The Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center
Chester County Hospital
Lancaster General Hospital
Lankenau Medical Center
Houston Methodist Hospital
EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center