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Healthgrades names top hospitals for clinical excellence; See who made the list

Hospitals are among the top 5 percent in the nation that deliver high quality care.

Jeff Lagasse, Associate Editor

Healthgrades has announced 258 recipients of the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. According to the Healthgrades evaluation, these hospitals are among the top 5 percent in the nation that deliver high quality care in at least 21 of 32 common inpatient conditions and procedures.

During the 2017 study period -- inpatient stays from 2013-2015 -- these hospitals, as a group, had a 26.2 percent lower risk adjusted in-hospital mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where mortality was the clinical outcome, compared to all other hospitals. During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of those facilities across those 19 procedures and conditions, 160,322 lives could potentially have been saved.

[Also: Healthgrades 2017 report ranks top hospitals]

Healthgrades compared hospitals receiving the award, as a group, to those who did not receive the award as a group. It found that, compared to non-recipient hospitals, patients treated in hospitals receiving the award had, on average, a 22.5 percent lower risk of dying of a heart attack; a 30.5 percent lower risk of dying of heart failure; a 36.7 percent lower risk of dying of pneumonia; a 25 percent lower risk of dying of stroke; a 25.1 percent lower risk of dying of sepsis; and a 24.4 percent lower risk of dying of respiratory failure.

"High marks in clinical quality are a major differentiator for hospitals, and have a profound effect on consumers when they make decisions about where to receive care," said Brad Bowman, MD, Healthgrades' chief medical officer, in a statement.

Here is the full list of awardees:

Hospital State City
Hospital State City
Banner Estrella Medical Center Arizona Phoenix
Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center Arizona Chandler
Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Arizona Phoenix
St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center Arizona Glendale
Flagstaff Medical Center Arizona Flagstaff
HonorHealth John C. Lincoln Medical Center Arizona Phoenix
Mayo Clinic Hospital Arizona Phoenix
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit California Oakland
California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus California San Francisco
California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus California San Francisco
Cedars - Sinai Medical Center California West Hollywood
Desert Valley Hospital California Victorville
Eden Medical Center California Castro Valley
Hoag Hospital Newport Beach California Newport Beach
Huntington Memorial Hospital California Pasadena
John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek California Walnut Creek
Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center California Baldwin Park
Kaiser Permanente Fresno Medical Center California Fresno
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center California Los Angeles
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center California Oakland
Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center California Richmond
Kaiser Permanente Orange County - Anaheim Medical Center California Anaheim
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center California Redwood City
Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center California Roseville
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center California San Francisco
Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center California San Jose
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center California San Rafael
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center California Santa Clara
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center California Santa Rosa
Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center California Harbor City
Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento Medical Center California Sacramento
Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center California Vacaville
Kaiser Permanente Vallejo Medical Center California Vallejo
Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center California Walnut Creek
Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center California Los Angeles
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center California Woodland Hills
Marian Regional Medical Center California Santa Maria
Memorial Medical Center California Modesto
Mercy General Hospital California Sacramento
Mercy San Juan Medical Center California Carmichael
Methodist Hospital of Southern California California Arcadia
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center California Burlingame
Mills Health Center California San Mateo
Mission Hospital - Mission Viejo California Mission Viejo
Mission Hospital - Laguna Beach California Laguna Beach
Northbay Medical Center California Fairfield
Northbay Vacavalley Hospital California Fairfield
Northridge Hospital Medical Center California Northridge
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center California Mission Hills
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center California Burbank
Providence Tarzana Medical Center California Tarzana
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center California Los Angeles
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center- Laguna Hills California Laguna Hills
San Joaquin Community Hospital California Bakersfield
Scripps Green Hospital California La Jolla
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas California Encinitas
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla California La Jolla
St.Jude Medical Center California Fullerton
Stanford Hospital and Clinics California Stanford
Sutter Roseville Medical Center California Roseville
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica California Santa Monica
UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest California San Diego
UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus California San Francisco
UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion California San Francisco
Washington Hospital California Fremont
White Memorial Medical Center California Los Angeles
Centura Health - Littleton Adventist Hospital Colorado Littleton
Centura Health - Penrose Saint Francis Health Services Colorado Colorado Springs
St. Francis Medical Center Colorado Colorado Springs
Centura Health - Porter Adventist Hospital Colorado Denver
Centura Health - St. Anthony Hospital Colorado Lakewood
Denver Health Medical Center Colorado Denver
Good Samaritan Medical Center Colorado Lafayette
Lutheran Medical Center Colorado Wheat Ridge
North Colorado Medical Center Colorado Greeley
Parker Adventist Hospital Colorado Parker
Poudre Valley Hospital Colorado Fort Collins
Rose Medical Center Colorado Denver
Saint Joseph Hospital Colorado Denver
University of Colorado Hospital - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion Colorado Aurora
Hartford Hospital Connecticut Hartford
Middlesex Hospital Connecticut Middletown
Midstate Medical Center Connecticut Meriden
Saint Francis Care Connecticut Hartford
The Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain Connecticut New Britain
The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial Connecticut Southington
Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital Deleware Newark
Wilmington Hospital Deleware Wilmington
Delray Medical Center Florida Delray Beach
Fawcett Memorial Hospital Florida Port Charlotte
Flagler Hospital Florida Saint Augustine
Mayo Clinic Florida Jacksonville
Emory University Hospital Georgia Atlanta
Emory University Hospital Midtown Georgia Atlanta
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Georgia Gainesville
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Georgia Fayetteville
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Georgia Marietta
Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center Hawaii Honolulu
St. Luke's Boise Medical Center Idaho Boise
St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center Idaho Meridian
St. Luke's Magic Valley Medical Center Idaho Twin Falls
Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center Illinois Oak Lawn
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Illinois Downers Grove
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Illinois Park Ridge
Alexian Brothers Medical Center Illinois Elk Grove Village
Carle Foundation Hospital Illinois Urbana
Evanston Hospital Illinois Evanston
Glenbrook Hospital Illinois Glenview
Highland Park Hospital Illinois Highland Park
HSHS St. John's Hospital Illinois Springfield
Northwest Community Hospital Illinois Arlington Heights
OSF Saint Francis Medical Center Illinois Peoria
Palos Community Hospital Illinois Palos Heights
Presence Resurrection Medical Center Illinois Chicago
Riverside Medical Center Illinois Kankakee
St. Alexius Medical Center Illinois Hoffman Estates
Franciscan St. Elizabeth Health Lafayette East Campus Indiana Lafayette
Franciscan St. Francis Health Indianapolis Indiana Indianapolis
Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital Indiana Lafayette
Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital Indiana Muncie
Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital Indiana Indianapolis
Indiana University Health University Hospital Indiana Indianapolis
Great River Medical Center Iowa West Burlington
Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids Iowa Cedar Rapids
St. Luke's Hospital Iowa Cedar Rapids
Stormont - Vail Healthcare Kansas Topeka
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas Kansas City
Via Christi Hospital St. Francis Kansas Wichita
Ochsner Medical Center - Baton Rouge Louisiana Baton Rouge
Frederick Memorial Hospital Maryland Frederick
Holy Cross Hospital Maryland Silver Spring
Howard County General Hospital Maryland Columbia
Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center Maryland Baltimore
Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital Maryland Baltimore
University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center Maryland Towson
Baystate Medical Center Massachusetts Springfield
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Massachusetts Burlington
Lawrence Memorial Hospital of Medford Massachusetts Medford
Melrose - Wakefield Hospital Massachusetts Melrose
Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Massachusetts Framingham
Leonard Morse Hospital Massachusetts Natick
Newton - Wellesley Hospital Massachusetts Newton
Saint Vincent Hospital Massachusetts Worcester
Southcoast Hospitals Group - Charlton Memorial Massachusetts Fall River
Southcoast Hospitals Group - St. Luke's Massachusetts New Bedford
Southcoast Hospitals Group - Tobey Massachusetts Wareham
Umass Memorial Medical Center Massachusetts Worcester
UMass Memorial Medical Center - Hahnemann Massachusetts Worcester
UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus Massachusetts Worcester
Allegiance Health Michigan Jackson
Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak Campus Michigan Royal Oak
Beaumont Hospital - Troy Campus Michigan Troy
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital Michigan Clinton Township
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Michigan Wyandotte
Holland Hospital Michigan Holland
Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus Michigan Grand Rapids
Metro Health Hospital Michigan Wyoming
Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus Michigan Southfield
Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital Michigan Grand Rapids
Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital Michigan Grand Rapids
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Michigan Ypsilanti
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Minnesota Minneapolis
AllinaHealth - Mercy Hospital Minnesota Coon Rapids
AllinaHealth - Unity Hospital Minnesota Fridley
Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato Minnesota Mankato
Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus Minnesota Rochester
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Minnesota Saint Louis Park
Regions Hospital Minnesota Saint Paul
Saint Joseph's Hospital Minnesota Saint Paul
St. Cloud Hospital Minnesota Saint Cloud
Mercy Hospital Springfield Missouri Springfield
Mercy Hospital St. Louis Missouri Saint Louis
Mosaic Life Care Missouri Saint Joseph
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - Atlantic City New Jersey Atlantic City
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - Mainland New Jersey Pomona
Morristown Medical Center New Jersey Morristown
Overlook Medical Center New Jersey Summit
Presbyterian Hospital New Mexico Albuquerque
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital New York Port Jefferson
Lenox Hill Hospital New York New York
Long Island Jewish Medical Center New York New Hyde Park
North Shore University Hospital New York Manhasset
North Shore University Hospital Syosset New York Syosset
Rochester General Hospital New York Rochester
Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital New York New York
Roosevelt Hospital New York New York
Stony Brook University Hospital New York Stony Brook
Vassar Brothers Medical Center New York Poughkeepsie
Winthrop-University Hospital New York Mineola
Alamance Regional Medical Center North Carolina Burlington
Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy North Carolina Charlotte
Duke Regional Hospital North Carolina Durham
Duke University Hospital North Carolina Durham
Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital North Carolina Pinehurst
Firsthealth Richmond Memorial Hospital North Carolina Rockingham
Mission Health North Carolina Asheville
The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital North Carolina Greensboro
Annie Penn Hospital North Carolina Reidsville
Cone Health - Women's Hospital North Carolina Greensboro
Wesley Long Hospital North Carolina Greensboro
Vidant Medical Center North Carolina Greenville
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center North Carolina Winston Salem
Davie Medical Center North Carolina Bermuda Run
Davie Medical Center - Mocksville North Carolina Mocksville
Atrium Medical Center Ohio Middletown
Bethesda North Hospital Ohio Cincinnati
Christ Hospital Ohio Cincinnati
Cleveland Clinic Ohio Cleveland
Good Samaritan Hospital Ohio Dayton
Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital Ohio Cincinnati
Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital Ohio Fairfield
Mercy Health-West Hospital Ohio Cincinnati
Miami Valley Hospital Ohio Dayton
Mount Carmel St. Anns Ohio Westerville
ProMedica Flower Hospital Ohio Sylvania
ProMedica Toledo Hospital Ohio Toledo
Southwest General Health Center Ohio Middleburg Heights
The Jewish Hospital Ohio Cincinnati
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Ohio Columbus
The Ohio State University Hospital East Ohio Columbus
University Hospitals Case Medical Center Ohio Cleveland
University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center Ohio Elyria
West Chester Hospital Ohio West Chester
Saint Francis Hospital Oklahoma Tulsa
Adventist Medical Center Oregon Portland
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Oregon Clackamas
Providence Portland Medical Center Oregon Portland
Providence St. Vincent Medical Center Oregon Portland
Salem Hospital Oregon Salem
Bryn Mawr Hospital Pennsylvania Bryn Mawr
Chambersburg Hospital Pennsylvania Chambersburg
Chester County Hospital Pennsylvania West Chester
Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center Pennsylvania Wilkes Barre
Lancaster General Hospital Pennsylvania Lancaster
Lankenau Medical Center Pennsylvania Wynnewood
Paoli Hospital Pennsylvania Paoli
Reading Hospital Pennsylvania West Reading
St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus Pennsylvania Bethlehem
St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus Pennsylvania Allentown
Temple University Hospital Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Temple University Hospital - Episcopal Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital--Jefferson Health Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience--Jefferson Health Pennsylvania Philadelphia
Methodist Hospital--Jefferson Health Pennsylvania Philadelphia
UPMC St. Margaret Pennsylvania Pittsburgh
Upmc McKeesport Pennsylvania McKeesport
Miriam Hospital Rhode Island Providence
Rhode Island Hospital Rhode Island Providence
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System - St. Francis - Downtown South Carolina Greenville
McLeod Health - McLeod Regional Medical Center South Carolina Florence
Roper Hospital South Carolina Charleston
Rapid City Regional Hospital South Dakota Rapid City
Sanford Usd Medical Center South Dakota Sioux Falls
Indian Path Medical Center Tennessee Kingsport
University of Tennessee Medical Center Tennessee Knoxville
Houston Methodist Hospital Texas Houston
Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center Texas Houston
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System - Southwest Texas Houston
Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital Texas Houston
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Texas Houston
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Texas Shenandoah
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center Texas Houston
Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital Texas Humble
Scott and White Memorial Hospital Texas Temple
St. David's Medical Center Texas Austin
Heart Hospital of Austin Texas Austin
St. David's Georgetown Hospital Texas Georgetown
St. David's Round Rock Medical Center Texas Round Rock
Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital Utah Ogden
University of Utah Health Care Utah Salt Lake City
University Orthopaedic Center Utah Salt Lake City
University of Vermont Medical Center Vermont Burlington
Augusta Health Virginia Fishersville
Bon Secours - Memorial Regional Medical Center Virginia Mechanicsville
Bon Secours - St. Francis Medical Center Virginia Midlothian
Bon Secours - St. Mary's Hospital Virginia Richmond
Carilion Clinic - Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital Virginia Roanoke
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center Virginia Christiansburg
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Virginia Fairfax
Inova Fairfax Hospital Virginia Falls Church
Sentara Leigh Hospital Virginia Norfolk
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital Virginia Virginia Beach
EvergreenHealth Medical Center - Kirkland Washington Kirkland
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Washington Vancouver
Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center Washington Vancouver
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Washington Everett
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Washington Spokane
Skagit Valley Hospital Washington Mount Vernon
Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus Washington Seattle
Swedish Medical Center - Ballard Campus Washington Seattle
Valley Medical Center Washington Renton
Virginia Mason Medical Center Washington Seattle
CAMC General Hospital West Virginia Charleston
CAMC Memorial Hospital West Virginia Charleston
CAMC Women and Children's Hospital West Virginia Charleston
Thomas Memorial Hospital West Virginia South Charleston
Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center Wisconsin Milwaukee
Aurora Sinai Medical Center Wisconsin Milwaukee
Saint Lukes Medical Center Wisconsin Cudahy
Columbia St. Mary's Hospital Ozaukee Wisconsin Mequon
Froedtert Health - Froedtert Hospital Wisconsin Milwaukee
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center Wisconsin La Crosse
Saint Mary's Hospital Wisconsin Madison
Waukesha Memorial Hospital Wisconsin Waukesha

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