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Healthgrades names 100 top hospitals for 2017; See the list

Patients treated in these hospitals have on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in non-award winning hospitals.

Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor

Healthgrades has released its list of America's 50 and 100 Best Hospitals for 2017 for demonstrating what the organization calls "superior clinical outcomes" across the majority of common inpatient conditions and procedures for at least three consecutive years.

Healthgrades research revealed that America's Best Hospitals also outperform their peers in treating a core group of conditions that account for more than 80 percent of mortalities in areas evaluated by the group, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis and stroke.

Patients treated in hospitals achieving the America's 100 Best Hospitals Award have, on average, a 27.1 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive the award. If all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals achieving that status, on average, 179,438 lives could potentially have been saved, the group said.

[Also: Healthgrades names top hospitals for clinical excellence; See who made the list]

According to a related whitepaper released by Healthgrades, not only do the winning hospitals demonstrate superior clinical outcomes, they also engage consumers as active participants in their care. Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, for example, implemented the Orthopedic Patient-Peer Partner program, an idea put forth by the medical center's orthopedic patients themselves. Through this program, patients who have undergone joint replacement surgery at Virginia Mason can return as volunteers to support and encourage others who are preparing to undergo hip, knee or shoulder replacement.

The hospitals that are among America's 100 Best Hospitals are the top 2 percent in the nation for consistent clinical excellence and have consecutively received a Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for at least the last three years. The recipients of America's 50 Best Hospitals Award have achieved the Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for at least six consecutive years, placing them in the top 1 percent in the country.

Here is the list:

Hospital City State
Hospital City State
Banner Estrella Medical Center Phoenix Arizona
Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center Chandler Arizona
Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix Arizona
Cedars - Sinai Medical Center West Hollywood California
Eden Medical Center Castro Valley California
Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Newport Beach California
Huntington Memorial Hospital Pasadena California
John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek Walnut Creek California
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center Baldwin Park California
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco California
Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center San Jose California
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center Santa Clara California
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center Santa Rosa California
Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center Sacramento California
Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center Vallejo California
Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center Walnut Creek California
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center Woodland Hills California
Mercy San Juan Medical Center Carmichael California
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center Burlingame California
Mills Health Center San Mateo California
Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge California
Providence Tarzana Medical Center Tarzana California
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills Laguna Hills California
Scripps Green Hospital La Jolla California
Sutter Roseville Medical Center Roseville California
White Memorial Medical Center Los Angeles California
Centura Health - Penrose Saint Francis Health Services Colorado Springs Colorado
St. Francis Medical Center Colorado Springs Colorado
Good Samaritan Medical Center Lafayette Colorado
Lutheran Medical Center Wheat Ridge Colorado
North Colorado Medical Center Greeley Colorado
Poudre Valley Hospital Fort Collins Colorado
Saint Joseph Hospital Denver Colorado
Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital Newark Deleware
Wilmington Hospital Wilmington Deleware
Delray Medical Center Delray Beach Florida
Fawcett Memorial Hospital Port Charlotte Florida
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Georgia
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fayetteville Georgia
St. Luke's Boise Medical Center Boise Idaho
St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center Meridian Idaho
Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center Oak Lawn Illinois
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove Illinois
Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village Illinois
Carle Foundation Hospital Urbana Illinois
Palos Community Hospital Palos Heights Illinois
Presence Resurrection Medical Center Chicago Illinois
St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates Illinois
Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis Indianapolis Indiana
Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital Lafayette Indiana
Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital Indianapolis Indiana
Indiana University Health University Hospital Indianapolis Indiana
Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Iowa
St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids Iowa
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City Kansas
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Baltimore Maryland
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Baltimore Maryland
Baystate Medical Center Springfield Massachusetts
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Burlington Massachusetts
Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham Massachusetts
Leonard Morse Hospital Natick Massachusetts
Newton - Wellesley Hospital Newton Massachusetts
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus Royal Oak Michigan
Beaumont Hospital - Troy Campus Troy Michigan
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Wyandotte Michigan
Holland Hospital Holland Michigan
Metro Health Hospital Wyoming Michigan
Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus Southfield Michigan
Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital Grand Rapids Michigan
Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital Grand Rapids Michigan
AllinaHealth - Unity Hospital Fridley Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus Rochester Minnesota
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Saint Louis Park Minnesota
Regions Hospital Saint Paul Minnesota
Mosaic Life Care Saint Joseph Missouri
Morristown Medical Center Morristown New Jersey
Overlook Medical Center Summit New Jersey
Lenox Hill Hospital New York New York
Long Island Jewish Medical Center New Hyde Park New York
North Shore University Hospital Manhasset New York
North Shore University Hospital Syosset Syosset New York
Rochester General Hospital Rochester New York
Vassar Brothers Medical Center Poughkeepsie New York
Alamance Regional Medical Center Burlington North Carolina
Mission Health Asheville North Carolina
Bethesda North Hospital Cincinnati Ohio
Christ Hospital Cincinnati Ohio
Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital Fairfield Ohio
Miami Valley Hospital Dayton Ohio
ProMedica Toledo Hospital Toledo Ohio
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Clackamas Oregon
Chester County Hospital West Chester Pennsylvania
Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster Pennsylvania
Lankenau Medical Center Wynnewood Pennsylvania
Reading Hospital West Reading Pennsylvania
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital--Jefferson Health Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience--Jefferson Health Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Methodist Hospital--Jefferson Health Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System - St. Francis - Downtown Greenville South Carolina
Houston Methodist Hospital Houston Texas
Scott and White Memorial Hospital Temple Texas
St. David's Medical Center Austin Texas
Heart Hospital of Austin Austin Texas
St. David's Georgetown Hospital Georgetown Texas
Augusta Health Fishersville Virginia
Bon Secours - Memorial Regional Medical Center Mechanicsville Virginia
EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland Kirkland Washington
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Vancouver Washington
Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle Washington
CAMC General Hospital Charleston West Virginia
CAMC Memorial Hospital Charleston West Virginia
CAMC Women and Children's Hospital Charleston West Virginia
Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center Milwaukee Wisconsin
Aurora Sinai Medical Center Milwaukee Wisconsin
Saint Lukes Medical Center Cudahy Wisconsin
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center La Crosse Wisconsin

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