February 10, 2021

The 250 'Best Hospitals' in America, according to Healthgrades

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    Healthgrades on Tuesday named this year's recipients of its annual America's Best Hospitals Awards, which recognizes the 250 top hospitals in the country.

    Just updated: See how Healthgrades selects its winners

    Healthgrades' 2021 America's Best Hospitals list encompasses three categories of awards:

    • America's 250 Best Hospitals, which represent the top 5% of hospitals in the United States;
    • America's 100 Best Hospitals, which represent the top 2% of hospitals in the United States; and
    • America's 50 Best Hospitals, which represent the top 1% of hospitals in the United States.

    To identify award winners, Healthgrades reviewed the performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide. For the analysis, Healthgrades evaluated hospitals' performance during Medicare fiscal years 2017-2019 on 32 procedures and conditions, such as heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis, and stroke.

    According to Healthgrades, patients treated at a hospital identified as one of America's Best Hospitals have a 27.4% lower risk of dying on average than patients treated at other hospitals.

    Congratulations, Advisory Board members

    Advisory Board congratulates the 197 member hospitals that were named as one of America's 250 Best Hospitals for 2021. Below, one star denotes a hospital that was named among the 50 Best hospitals in America, and two stars denote a hospital that was named among the 100 Best hospitals in America:

    • **Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis);
    • Adena Regional Medical Center (Chillicothe, Ohio);
    • AdventHealth Orlando (Orlando, Florida);
    • AdventHealth Wesley Chapel (Wesley Chapel, Florida);
    • AdventHealth Zephyrhills (Zephyrhills, Florida);
    • Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center (Oak Lawn, Illinois);
    • Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago);
    • **Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, Illinois);
    • AllinaHealth – United Hospital (St. Paul, Minnesota);
    • *AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village (Elk Grove Village, Illinois);
    • *AMITA Health Resurrection Medical Center Chicago (Chicago);
    • Ascension Borgess Hospital (Kalamazoo, Michigan);
    • Ascension Columbia Saint Mary's Hospital Milwaukee (Milwaukee);
    • *Ascension Providence Hospital, Southfield Campus (Southfield, Michigan);
    • Atrium Health Cleveland (Shelby, North Carolina);
    • Aventura Hospital & Medical Center (Aventura, Florida);
    • Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix (Phoenix);
    • Banner Baywood Medical Center (Mesa, Arizona);
    • Banner Boswell Medical Center (Sun City, Arizona);
    • Banner Estrella Medical Center (Phoenix);
    • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center (Glendale, Arizona);
    • Blanchard Valley Hospital (Findlay, Ohio);
    • Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center (Mechanicsville, Virginia);
    • Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center (Midlothian, Virginia);
    • Boone Hospital Center (Columbia, Missouri);
    • Cabell Huntington Hospital (Huntington, West Virginia);
    • **Cape Coral Hospital (Cape Coral, Florida);
    • *Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana, Illinois);
    • *Cedars – Sinai Medical Center (West Hollywood, California);
    • Centerpoint Medical Center (Independence, Missouri);
    • **CentraCare – St. Cloud Hospital (St. Cloud, Minnesota);
    • **Chambersburg Hospital (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania);
    • *Chester County Hospital (West Chester, Pennsylvania);
    • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center – West Campus (Cheyenne, Wyoming);
    • Chippenham Hospital (Richmond, Virginia);
    • *Christ Hospital (Cincinnati);
    • Deaconess Hospital (Evansville, Indiana);
    • **Emory University Hospital (Atlanta);
    • **Emory University Hospital Midtown (Atlanta);
    • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital (Atlanta);
    • *EvergreenHealth Medical Center – Kirkland (Kirkland, Washington);
    • **Frederick Health (Frederick, Maryland);
    • **Froedtert Hospital and Medical College of Wisconsin (Milwaukee);
    • Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital (Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin);
    • Garnet Health Medical Center (Middletown, New York);
    • *Good Samaritan Medical Center (Lafayette, Colorado);
    • Grand Strand Medical Center (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina);
    • Haywood Regional Medical Center (Clyde, North Carolina);
    • Hendrick Medical Center (Abilene, Texas);
    • Henrico Doctors' Hospital (Richmond, Virginia);
    • **Henry Ford Macomb Hospital (Clinton Township, Michigan);
    • *Hoag Hospital Newport Beach (Newport Beach, California);
    • **Holy Cross Hospital (Silver Spring, Maryland);
    • Holy Cross Hospital (Fort Lauderdale, Florida);
    • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia);
    • Houston Methodist Baytown Hospital (Baytown, Texas);
    • *Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston);
    • **Howard County General Hospital (Columbia, Maryland);
    • Inova Alexandria Hospital (Alexandria, Virginia);
    • **Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, Virginia);
    • Inova Loudoun Hospital (Leesburg, Virginia);
    • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (Baltimore);
    • *Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center (Baldwin Park, California);
    • **Kaiser Permanente Orange County – Anaheim Medical Center (Anaheim, California);
    • **Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center (Redwood City, California);
    • *Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center (San Jose, California);
    • *Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center (San Rafael, California);
    • *Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center (Santa Clara, California);
    • *Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center (Woodland Hills, California);
    • **Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center (Clackamas, Oregon);
    • Kaweah Delta Medical Center (Visalia, California);
    • Kendall Regional Medical Center (Miami);
    • *Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (Burlington, Massachusetts);
    • Lakeland Medical Center (Saint Joseph, Michigan);
    • *Lancaster General Hospital (Lancaster, Pennsylvania);
    • **Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford (Medford, Massachusetts);
    • Lee Memorial Hospital (Fort Myers, Florida);
    • *Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (Vancouver, Washington);
    • **Lenox Hill Hospital (New York);
    • Lourdes Hospital (Paducah, Kentucky);
    • Marion General Hospital (Marion, Ohio);
    • Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston);
    • **Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, Florida);
    • Mayo Clinic Health System – Franciscan Healthcare (La Crosse, Wisconsin);
    • Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire (Eau Claire, Wisconsin);
    • **Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota);
    • *Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix);
    • *Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus (Rochester, Minnesota);
    • Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center (Houston);
    • Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital (Cincinnati);
    • *Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital (Fairfield, Ohio);
    • Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center (Springfield, Ohio);
    • Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital (Youngstown, Ohio);
    • Mercy Health – St. Rita's Medical Center (Lima, Ohio);
    • Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus (Grand Rapids, Michigan);
    • **Mercy Health – West Hospital (Cincinnati);
    • **Mercy Hospital (Coon Rapids, Minnesota);
    • Mercy Hospital Fort Smith (Fort Smith, Arkansas);
    • **Mercy Hospital St. Louis (St. Louis);
    • **Methodist Hospital of Southern California (Arcadia, California);
    • MetroHealth Main Campus Medical Center (Cleveland);
    • **Miami Valley Hospital (Dayton, Ohio);
    • **Middlesex Hospital (Middletown, Connecticut);
    • *Mission Hospital – Asheville (Asheville, North Carolina);
    • Mount Sinai Morningside (New York);
    • MountainView Hospital (Las Vegas);
    • MUSC Medical Center (Charleston, South Carolina);
    • *Newton – Wellesley Hospital (Newton, Massachusetts);
    • NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens (Flushing, New York);
    • North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley, Colorado);
    • North Shore Medical Center (Salem, Massachusetts);
    • *Northridge Hospital Medical Center (Northridge, California);
    • Northwestern Medicine McHenry Hospital (McHenry, Illinois);
    • Norwalk Hospital (Norwalk, Connecticut);
    • Novant Health Matthews Medical Center (Matthews, North Carolina);
    • OhioHealth Grant Medical Center (Columbus, Ohio);
    • Orange Park Medical Center (Orange Park, Florida);
    • Palomar Medical Center Escondido (Escondido, California);
    • Pardee Hospital (Hendersonville, North Carolina);
    • Parkview Regional Medical Center (Fort Wayne, Indiana);
    • Peninsula Regional Medical Center (Salisbury, Maryland);
    • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (Philadelphia);
    • Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, Pennsylvania);
    • Pennsylvania Hospital (Philadelphia);
    • Penrose-St. Francis Health Services (Colorado Springs, Colorado);
    • Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center (Athens, Georgia);
    • *Piedmont Fayette Hospital (Fayetteville, Georgia);
    • Piedmont Hospital (Atlanta);
    • Piedmont Newnan Hospital (Newnan, Georgia);
    • *Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colorado);
    • **Presbyterian Hospital (Albuquerque, New Mexico);
    • *ProMedica Toledo Hospital (Toledo, Ohio);
    • *Providence Holy Cross Medical Center (Mission Hills, California);
    • **Providence Portland Medical Center (Portland, Oregon);
    • *Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (Portland, Oregon);
    • Queen of the Valley Medical Center (Napa, California);
    • **Reading Hospital (West Reading, Pennsylvania);
    • Renown Regional Medical Center (Reno, Nevada);
    • Riddle Memorial Hospital (Media, Pennsylvania);
    • Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus, Ohio);
    • **Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles);
    • Rose Medical Center (Denver, Colorado);
    • Saint Joseph Hospital (Orange, California);
    • Saint Joseph Hospital (Denver, Colorado);
    • Saint Joseph Hospital (Lexington, Kentucky);
    • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri);
    • Saint Mary Medical Center (Apple Valley, California);
    • Saint Peter's Hospital (Albany, New York);
    • Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital (Santa Rosa, California);
    • *Scripps Green Hospital (La Jolla, California);
    • **Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas (Encinitas, California);
    • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego (San Diego, California);
    • Sentara Careplex Hospital (Hampton, Virginia);
    • **Sentara Princess Anne Hospital (Virginia Beach, Virginia);
    • Sky Ridge Medical Center (Lone Tree, Colorado);
    • Southwest General Health Center (Middleburg Heights, Ohio);
    • SSM Health St. Joseph Hospital – St. Charles (Saint Charles, Missouri);
    • *St. Francis Downtown (Greenville, South Carolina);
    • St. John's Regional Medical Center (Oxnard, California);
    • **St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (Ypsilanti, Michigan);
    • *St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (Phoenix);
    • **St. Jude Medical Center (Fullerton, California);
    • St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital (Newburgh, New York);
    • *St. Luke's Hospital (Cedar Rapids, Iowa);
    • St. Mary Mercy Livonia Hospital (Livonia, Michigan);
    • St. Mary's Medical Center (San Francisco);
    • *Stanford Health Care (Stanford, California);
    • **Stony Brook University Hospital (Stony Brook, New York);
    • **Stormont Vail Hospital (Topeka, Kansas);
    • Straub Clinic and Hospital (Honolulu);
    • Suburban Hospital (Bethesda, Maryland);
    • Summa Health System – Akron Campus (Akron, Ohio);
    • Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago);
    • Swedish Medical Center (Englewood, Colorado);
    • **The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health (Cincinnati);
    • The Medical Center of Aurora (Aurora, Colorado);
    • **The Miriam Hospital (Providence, Rhode Island);
    • UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento, California);
    • **UCHealth Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion – Anschutz Medical Campus (Denver, Colorado);
    • **UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica (Santa Monica, California);
    • UCSD Medical Center – Hillcrest (San Diego, California);
    • UF Health Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Florida);
    • UnityPoint Health – Allen Hospital (Waterloo, Iowa);
    • *University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City, Kansas);
    • **University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (Towson, Maryland);
    • University of Tennessee Medical Center (Knoxville, Tennessee);
    • University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (Salt Lake City);
    • UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania);
    • UT Southwestern Clements University Hospital (Dallas);
    • Valley Hospital (Ridgewood, New Jersey);
    • *Vassar Brothers Medical Center (Poughkeepsie, New York);
    • **Vidant Medical Center (Greenville, North Carolina);
    • WellSpan York Hospital (York, Pennsylvania);
    • Wellstar Cobb Hospital (Austell, Georgia);
    • Wellstar Kennestone Hospital (Marietta, Georgia);
    • Wesley Medical Center (Wichita, Kansas); and
    • Yale New Haven Hospital (New Haven, Connecticut) (Healthgrades release, 2/9; Healthgrades, "America's Best Hospitals," 2/9).

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