Healthgrades names 2013's top hospitals

  1. Healthgrades names 2013's top hospitals

    Recognizes top cities for patient care

    DENVER | February 20, 2013

    A new report released Feb. 19 recognizes the nation's best hospitals for 2013 in addition to top cities in the United States for hospital care based on in-hospital mortality rates. Dayton, Ohio; Phoenix; and Milwaukee came out on top, all seeing mortality rates less than 5 percent.

    Also among the top cities for hospital care, when taking into account the risk-adjusted in-hospital mortality rates, were Cincinnati, Deltona/Daytona Beach, Fla., Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Detroit and Rochester, Minn.

    The report, "America's Best Hospitals 2013: Navigating Variability in Hospital Quality," conducted by Healthgrades, showed some states came up empty handed with the best hospital awards, including Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Nevada, Oklahoma, Oregon, Vermont and West Virginia. Moreover, many states that have been consistently recognized for having the top hospitals in the nation - such as Massachusetts, home of Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's, and Washington, home of the University of Washington Medical Center - also did not make the cut.

    By contrast, Florida (13 hospitals recognized); Ohio; Michigan; and California (all with nine hospitals recognized) walked away with the most awards. "The America's Best Hospitals distinction provides a measure of confidence for consumers," said Evan Marks, executive vice president, Informatics and Strategy, Healthgrades, in a statement. "Each hospital's exceptional performance reflects a dedication and approach to quality which has been evidenced across the organization and has been demonstrated consistently in terms of superior clinical outcomes." According to report officials, if all hospitals analyzed in the report performed at the level of the top hospitals, up to 165,000 lives could have been saved.

    Below is Healthgrades 2013 list of top hospitals in the nation:

    Hospital City State
    Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix AZ
    Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Newport Beach CA
    Huntington Memorial Hospital Pasadena CA
    Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills Laguna Hills CA
    Saddleback Memorial Medical Center San Clemente San Clemente CA
    Saint John's Health Center Santa Monica CA
    Saint Vincent Medical Center Los Angeles CA
    Scripps Mercy Hospital San Diego CA
    John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek Walnut Creek CA
    Peninsula Medical Center Burlingame CA
    Mills Health Center San Mateo CA
    Sequoia Hospital Redwood City CA
    Penrose St. Francis Health Services Colorado Springs CO
    Saint Francis Medical Center Colorado Springs CO
    North Colorado Medical Center Greeley CO
    Hartford Hospital Hartford CT
    Middlesex Hospital Middletown CT
    Lee Memorial Hospital Fort Myers FL
    HealthPark MC / Lee Memorial Fort Myers FL
    Florida Hospital Fish Memorial Orange City FL
    Boca Raton Regional Hospital Boca Raton FL
    Cleveland Clinic Florida Weston FL
    Delray Medical Center Delray Beach FL
    Jupiter Medical Center Jupiter FL
    Kendall Regional Medical Center Miami FL
    Sarasota Memorial Hospital Sarasota FL
    Munroe Regional Medical Center Ocala FL
    Martin Memorial Medical Center Stuart FL
    Martin Memorial Hospital South Stuart FL
    Sebastian River Medical Center Sebastian FL
    Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fayetteville GA
    Piedmont Hospital Atlanta GA
    Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville GA
    Houston Medical Center Warner Robins GA
    Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids IA
    Saint Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids IA
    Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove IL
    Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village IL
    Ingalls Memorial Hospital Harvey IL
    Palos Community Hospital Palos Heights IL
    Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center Joliet IL
    Saint Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates IL
    Skokie Hospital Skokie IL
    Community Hospital Munster IN
    Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital Indianapolis IN
    Indiana University Health University Hospital Indianapolis IN
    St. Vincent Indianapolis Hospital Indianapolis IN
    St. Vincent Women's Hospital Indianapolis IN
    Via Christi Hospital Wichita KS
    St. Elizabeth Edgewood Edgewood KY
    Owensboro Medical Health System Owensboro KY
    Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans LA
    Ochsner Medical Center - Westbank Gretna LA
    MedStar Franklin Square Hospital Center Baltimore MD
    MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Baltimore MD
    Greater Baltimore Medical Center Baltimore MD
    MedStar Harbor Hospital Baltimore MD
    Saint Joseph Medical Center Towson MD
    Beaumont Hospital - Troy Troy MI
    Providence Hospital Southfield MI
    Saint Mary Mercy Hospital Livonia MI
    Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital Grand Rapids MI
    Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital Grand Rapids MI
    Holland Hospital Holland MI
    Allegiance Health Jackson MI
    Bronson Methodist Hospital Kalamazoo MI
    Munson Medical Center Traverse City MI
    Saint Luke's Hospital Duluth MN
    North Memorial Robbinsdale MN
    Skaggs Regional Medical Center Branson MO
    Boone Hospital Center Columbia MO
    Missouri Baptist Medical Center Saint Louis MO
    St. Luke's Hospital Chesterfield MO
    Benefis Health System Great Falls MT
    Rex Hospital Raleigh NC
    BryanLGH Medical Center East Lincoln NE
    BryanLGH Medical Center West Lincoln NE
    Community Medical Center Toms River NJ
    Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack NJ
    Albany Medical Center Hospital Albany NY
    Maimonides Medical Center Brooklyn NY
    New York - Presbyterian Hospital New York NY
    New York - Presbyterian Hospital / Allen Pavillion New York - Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center New York NY
    Akron General Medical Center Akron OH
    Aultman Hospital Canton OH
    Bethesda North Hospital Cincinnati OH
    Christ Hospital Cincinnati OH
    EMH Elyria Medical Center Elyria OH
    Hillcrest Hospital Mayfield Heights OH
    Marymount Hospital Garfield Heights OH
    South Pointe Hospital Warrensville Heights OH
    Grandview Medical Center Dayton OH
    Lehigh Valley Hospital Allentown PA
    Hamot Medical Center Erie PA
    Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster PA
    Alle Kiski Medical Center Natrona Heights PA
    The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional Campus Monroeville PA
    Anmed Health Anderson SC
    Memorial Healthcare System Chattanooga TN
    Saint Thomas Hospital Nashville TN
    Memorial Hermann Healthcare System - Southwest Houston TX
    Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital Houston TX
    Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Memorial Houston TX
    Hermann The Woodlands Hospital The Woodlands TX
    The Methodist Hospital Houston TX
    Diagnostic Center Hospital Houston TX
    Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler Tyler TX
    Intermountain Medical Center Murray UT
    Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center Mechanicsville VA
    Henrico Doctors' Hospital Richmond VA
    Parham Doctors' Hospital Richmond VA
    Retreat Doctors' Hospital Richmond VA
    Augusta Health Fishersville VA
    Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center La Crosse WI
    Aurora Saint Luke's Medical Center Milwaukee WI
    Saint Luke's Medical Center Cudahy WI
    Aurora Sinai Medical Center Milwaukee WI
    West Allis Memorial Hospital West Allis WI

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  3. by   Vespertinas
    This is nice but I want to point out that some hospitals I'm looking at on this list are ones that reject surgical candidates for complicating factors and then those patients get sent to my facility.
  4. by   lkulmann
    It would be interesting to place a list of MAGNET approved hospitals along side of this list and see the correlation...