Healthgrades recognizes top hospitals and cities for care

A new report released Feb. 19 recognizes the nation’s top hospitals and cities for hospital care based on in-hospital mortality rates.

Among the top cities, Dayton, Ohio; Phoenix; and Milwaukee, 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.

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