The 250 'Best Hospitals,' according to Healthgrades

Healthgrades on Tuesday released its 2019 America's Best Hospitals Awards, which recognize the 250 top hospitals in the country.

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About the list

The 2019 America's Best Hospitals list encompasses three 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.

The list is based on clinical quality outcomes for 32 conditions and procedures. According to a Healthgrades press release, patients who are treated at a hospital identified as one of America's Best Hospitals have a 27.1% lower risk of dying on average than patients treated other hospitals.

The release also said that hospitals listed as America's Best Hospitals "outperformed their peers in treating a core group of conditions that account for more than 80% of mortalities in areas evaluated, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis, and stroke."

Congratulations Advisory Board members

Advisory Board congratulates the 233 member hospitals named among America's Best Hospitals. One star denotes a hospital among the 50 Best, and two stars denote a hospital among the 100 Best:

  • **Abbott Northwestern Hospital (Minneapolis);
  • Adena Regional Medical Center (Chillicothe, Ohio);
  • Adventist Health Castle (Kailua, Hawaii);
  • *Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove, Illinois);
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital (Park Ridge, Illinois);
  • *Alexian Brothers Medical Center (Elk Grove Village, Illinois);
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Camp (Berkeley, California);
  • Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit (Oakland, California);
  • AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - Atlantic City (Atlantic City, New Jersey);
  • *Augusta Health (Fishersville, Virginia);
  • Banner Baywood Medical Center (Mesa, Arizona);
  • Banner Boswell Medical Center (Sun City, Arizona);
  • Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center (Sun City West, Arizona);
  • Banner Thunderbird Medical Center (Glendale, Arizona);
  • *Baystate Medical Center (Springfield, Massachusetts);
  • **Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus (Royal Oak, Michigan);
  • *Beaumont Hospital - Troy Campus (Troy, Michigan);
  • Bellin Memorial Hospital (Green Bay, Wisconsin);
  • *Bethesda North Hospital (Cincinnati);
  • Blanchard Valley Hospital (Findlay, Ohio);
  • *Bon Secours - Memorial Regional Medical Center (Mechanicsville, Virginia);
  • Bon Secours - St. Francis Medical Center (Midlothian, Virginia);
  • *Bon Secours St. Francis Health System - St. Francis - Downtown (Greenville, South Carolina);
  • Boone Hospital Center (Columbia, Missouri);
  • Bryn Mawr Hospital (Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania);
  • Cabell Huntington Hospital (Huntington, West Virginia);
  • Cape Coral Hospital (Cape Coral, Florida);
  • *Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana, Illinois);
  • Carolinas Healthcare System Cleveland (Shelby, North Carolina);
  • **Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy (Charlotte, North Carolina);
  • Carolinas Medical Center - Northeast (Concord, North Carolina);
  • *Cedars - Sinai Medical Center (West Hollywood, California);
  • Centra Lynchburg General Hospital (Lynchburg, Virginia);
  • Chambersburg Hospital (Chambersburg, Pennsylvania);
  • **Chester County Hospital (West Chester, Pennsylvania);
  • Cheyenne Regional Medical Center (Cheyenne, Wyoming);
  • *Christ Hospital (Cincinnati);
  • **Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital (Newark, Delaware);
  • Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland);
  • Columbia Saint Mary's Hospital Milwaukee (Milwaukee);
  • Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee (Mequon, Wisconsin);
  • *Delray Medical Center (Delray Beach, Florida);
  • *Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center (Chandler, Arizona);
  • Dignity Health - Mercy Gilbert Medical Center (Gilbert, Arizona);
  • **Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center (Phoenix, Arizona);
  • **Duke Regional Hospital (Durham, North Carolina);
  • *Eden Medical Center (Castro Valley, California);
  • **Emory University Hospital (Atlanta);
  • **Emory University Hospital Midtown (Atlanta);
  • Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital (Atlanta);
  • Evanston Hospital (Evanston, Illinois);
  • **EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland (Kirkland, Washington);
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital (Burnsville, Minnesota);
  • Faith Regional Health Services- West (Norfolk, Nebraska);
  • Florida Hospital Orlando (Orlando, Florida);
  • Fort Hamilton Hughes Memorial Hospital (Hamilton, Ohio);
  • Franciscan Health Lafayette East (Lafayette, Indiana);
  • Frederick Memorial Hospital (Frederick, Maryland);
  • Froedtert Community Memorial Hospital (Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin);
  • **Froedtert Health - Froedtert Hospital (Milwaukee);
  • *Good Samaritan Medical Center (Lafayette, Colorado);
  • Gulf Coast Medical Center (Fort Myers, Florida);
  • Henrico Doctors' Hospital (Richmond);
  • Henry Ford Macomb Hospital (Clinton Township, Michigan);
  • *Hoag Hospital Newport Beach (Newport Beach, California);
  • Holy Cross Hospital (Silver Spring, Maryland);
  • *Houston Methodist Hospital (Houston);
  • Howard County General Hospital (Columbia, Maryland);
  • Indian Path Medical Center (Kingsport, Tennessee);
  • Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (Fairfax, Virginia);
  • **Inova Fair Oaks Hospital (Fairfax, Virginia);
  • Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, Virginia);
  • Inova Loudoun Hospital (Leesburg, Virginia);
  • Jeanes Hospital (Philadelphia);
  • Jefferson Torresdale Hospital (Philadelphia);
  • *John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek (Walnut Creek, California);
  • Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (Baltimore);
  • **Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center (Baldwin Park, California);
  • **Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center (Fresno, California);
  • **Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center (Oakland, California);
  • Kaiser Permanente Orange County - Anaheim Medical Center (Anaheim, California);
  • Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center (Redwood City, California);
  • Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center (Sacramento, California);
  • *Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center (San Jose, California);
  • Kaiser Permanente San Leandro Medical Center (San Leandro, 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);
  • Kent Hospital (Warwick, Rhode Island);
  • *Lahey Hospital and Medical Center (Burlington, Massachusetts);
  • *Lancaster General Hospital (Lancaster, Pennsylvania);
  • *Lankenau Medical Center (Wynnewood, Pennsylvania);
  • Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford (Medford, Massachusetts);
  • Lee Memorial Hospital (Fort Myers, Florida);
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (Vancouver, Washington);
  • **Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center (Vancouver, Washington);
  • **Lenox Hill Hospital (New York, New York);
  • *Lutheran Medical Center (Wheat Ridge, Colorado);
  • Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston);
  • **Mayo Clinic (Jacksonville, Florida);
  • Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato (Mankato, Minnesota);
  • *Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix);
  • *Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus (Rochester);
  • *MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center (Baltimore);
  • Memorial Medical Center (Modesto, California);
  • **Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital (Fairfield, Ohio);
  • Mercy Health Center (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma);
  • Mercy Health-West Hospital (Cincinnati);
  • Mercy Hospital Of Folsom (Folsom, California);
  • Mercy Hospital St. Louis (Saint Louis);
  • Meriter Hospital (Madison, Wisconsin);
  • Methodist Hospital of Southern California (Arcadia, California);
  • **MetroWest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital (Framingham, Massachusetts);
  • Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor, Michigan);
  • Middlesex Hospital (Middletown, Connecticut);
  • *Mills-Peninsula Medical Center (Burlingame, California);
  • Milton S. Hershey Medical Center (Hershey, Pennsylvania);
  • Miriam Hospital (Providence, Rhode Island);
  • *Mission Health (Asheville, North Carolina);
  • Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo (Mission Viejo, California);
  • *Morristown Medical Center (Morristown, New Jersey);
  • Mount Carmel St. Anns (Westerville, Ohio);
  • Musc Medical Center (Charleston, South Carolina);
  • NCH Downtown Naples Hospital (Naples, Florida);
  • *Newton - Wellesley Hospital (Newton, Massachusetts);
  • North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley, Colorado);
  • *Northridge Hospital Medical Center (Northridge, California);
  • Northwest Community Hospital (Arlington Heights, Illinois);
  • Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital (Geneva, Illinois);
  • Norwalk Hospital (Norwalk, Connecticut);
  • Novant Health Matthews Medical Center (Matthews, North Carolina);
  • NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City);
  • Nyu Winthrop Hospital (Mineola, New York);
  • Orange Regional Medical Center (Middletown, New York);
  • **Overlook Medical Center (Summit, New Jersey);
  • Palomar Medical Center Downtown Escondido (Escondido, California);
  • Paoli Hospital (Paoli, Pennsylvania);
  • Pardee UNC Healthcare (Hendersonville, North Carolina);
  • Parkview Regional Medical Center (Fort Wayne, Indiana);
  • Peninsula Regional Medical Center (Salisbury, Maryland);
  • *Piedmont Fayette Hospital (Fayetteville, Georgia);
  • Piedmont Hospital (Atlanta);
  • Piedmont Newnan Hospital (Newnan, Georgia);
  • PinnacleHealth Harrisburg Hospital (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania);
  • **Porter Adventist Hospital (Denver);
  • **Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colorado);
  • Presbyterian Hospital (Albuquerque);
  • *Presence Resurrection Medical Center (Chicago);
  • **Providence Holy Cross Medical Center (Mission Hills, California);
  • **Providence Portland Medical Center (Portland, Oregon);
  • **Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center (Burbank, California);
  • **Providence St. Vincent Medical Center (Portland, Oregon);
  • *Providence Tarzana Medical Center (Tarzana, California);
  • *Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus (Southfield, Michigan);
  • Queen Of The Valley Medical Center (Napa, California);
  • *Regions Hospital (Saint Paul, Minnesota);
  • Rhode Island Hospital (Providence, Rhode Island);
  • Riddle Memorial Hospital (Media, Pennsylvania);
  • **Riverside Medical Center (Kankakee, Illinois);
  • Riverside Methodist Hospital (Columbus, Ohio);
  • *Rochester General Hospital (Rochester, New York);
  • **Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles
  • Saint Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital (Youngstown, Ohio);
  • Saint Joseph Hospital (Lexington, Kentucky);
  • Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City (Kansas City, Missouri);
  • Saint Mary's Hospital (Madison, Wisconsin);
  • Saint Mary's Regional Medical Center (Reno, Nevada);
  • Saint Patrick Hospital (Missoula, Montana);
  • Saint Rita's Medical Center (Lima, Ohio);
  • **Salem Hospital (Salem, Oregon);
  • Sanford USD Medical Center (Sioux Falls, South Dakota);
  • *Scripps Green Hospital (La Jolla, California);
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas (Encinitas, California);
  • Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (La Jolla, California);
  • Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego (San Diego);
  • Sentara Careplex Hospital (Hampton, Virginia);
  • **Sentara Leigh Hospital (Norfolk, Virginia);
  • Sentara Obici Hospital (Suffolk, Virginia);
  • Sentara Princess Anne Hospital (Virginia Beach, Virginia);
  • Sentara Rmh Medical Center (Harrisonburg, Virginia);
  • Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital (Virginia Beach, Virginia);
  • Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center (Chula Vista, California);
  • Sparrow Hospital (Lansing, Michigan);
  • *Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital (Grand Rapids, Michigan);
  • *St. Alexius Medical Center (Hoffman Estates, Illinois);
  • **St. Cloud Hospital (Saint Cloud, Minnesota);
  • St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital (Boardman, Ohio);
  • St. Francis Hospital & Medical Center (Hartford, Connecticut);
  • **St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (Ypsilanti, Michigan);
  • *St. Luke's Boise Medical Center (Boise, Idaho);
  • *St. Luke's Hospital (Cedar Rapids, Iowa);
  • St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center (Twin Falls, Idaho);
  • St. Vincent Healthcare (Billings, Montana);
  • St. Jude Medical Center (Fullerton, California);
  • Stanford Hospital and Clinics (Stanford, California);
  • **Stormont - Vail Healthcare (Topeka, Kansas);
  • Suburban Hospital (Bethesda, Maryland);
  • Summa Akron City Hospital (Akron, Ohio);
  • *Sutter Roseville Medical Center (Roseville, California);
  • Swedish Medical Center - Edmonds Campus (Edmonds, Washington);
  • **Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus (Seattle);
  • Temple University Hospital (Philadelphia);
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Texas);
  • Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth (Fort Worth, Texas);
  • The Jewish Hospital (Cincinnati);
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore);
  • The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital (Greensboro, North Carolina);
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus, Ohio);
  • *The University of Kansas Health System (Kansas City, Kansas);
  • *Thomas Jefferson University Hospital—Jefferson Health (Philadelphia);
  • **UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica (Santa Monica, California);
  • UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest (San Diego);
  • UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus (San Francisco);
  • UF Health Jacksonville (Jacksonville, Florida);
  • **UMass Memorial Medical Center (Worcester, Massachusetts);
  • UnityPoint Health - Allen Hospital (Waterloo, Iowa);
  • **University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center (Cleveland);
  • University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center (Elyria, Ohio);
  • University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center (Towson, Maryland);
  • University of Utah Health Care (Salt Lake City);
  • University Of Vermont Medical Center (Burlington, Vermont);
  • Valley Hospital (Ridgewood, New Jersey);
  • **Valley Medical Center (Renton, Washington);
  • **Vidant Medical Center (Greenville, North Carolina);
  • *Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle);
  • Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston Salem, North Carolina);
  • Wellstar Kennestone Hospital (Marietta, Georgia);
  • West Chester Hospital (West Chester, Ohio);
  • West Jefferson Medical Center (Marrero, Louisiana); and
  • Yale - New Haven Hospital (New Haven, Connecticut) (Healthgrades release, 2/12; Healthgrades, "America's Best Hospitals," 2/12).

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