Healthgrades releases its rankings of America’s top 50 hospitals for 2023

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.

Arizona

Mayo Clinic Hospital

California

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

Colorado

Poudre Valley Hospital

Delaware

Christiana Hospital

Florida

Mayo Clinic in Florida

Georgia

Emory University Hospital

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Illinois

AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village

Carle Foundation Hospital

Iowa

UnityPoint Health - St. Luke's Hospital

Kansas

University Of Kansas Hospital

Maryland

MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center

Massachusetts

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center

Michigan

Ascension Providence Hospital - Southfield Campus

Beaumont Hospital, Troy

Minnesota

Abbott Northwestern Hospital

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus

Mercy Hospital

New Jersey

Morristown Medical Center

Overlook Medical Center

New York

Lenox Hill Hospital

Rochester General Hospital

Stony Brook University Hospital

Vassar Brothers Medical Center

North Carolina

Mission Hospital

Ohio

Bethesda North Hospital

Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital

Mercy Health-West Hospital

ProMedica Toledo Hospital

The Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health

Oregon

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Pennsylvania

Chester County Hospital

Lancaster General Hospital

Lankenau Medical Center

Reading Hospital

Texas

Houston Methodist Hospital

Washington

EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland

Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center

Wisconsin

Froedtert Hospital