Top 10 cities for hospital care
HealthGrades has announced the top 10 cities for hospital care. Its study, “HealthGrades Hospital Quality and Clinical Excellence,” identified hospitals performing in the top 5 percent nationwide across 26 different medical procedures and diagnoses. Cities were then ranked by highest percentage of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence. Click on the images to enlarge.
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Baltimore has nine top-performing hospitals out of 19 eligible hospitals, earning it the No. 1 spot on HealthGrades' list.
Forty-four percent of eligible hospitals in Phoenix/Prescott, Arizona were noted as Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence.
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Cedar Rapids, Iowa has been recognized by HealthGrades for 43 percent of its eligible hospitals.
Forty-three percent of eligible hospitals in Richmond provide the top-level of care as noted by HealthGrades.
Three of Cincinnati, Ohio's eligible hospitals were designated as Distinguished Hospitals.
West Palm Beach, Florida
West Palm Beach, Florida is the No. 6 city for hospital care in the U.S.
Memorial Healthcare System in Chattanooga was named a Distinguished Hospital.
St. Louis, Missouri
St. Louis, Missouri's Christian Hospital and Missouri Baptist Medical Center were recognized as Distinguished Hospitals. Photo by Daniel Schwen.
Hartford/New Haven, Connecticut
Hartford Hospital and Hospital of Saint Raphael were designated as Distinguished Hospitals. Photo by John Phelan.
Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, Michigan
Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital, including Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids and Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo were designated as Distinguished Hospitals. Photo by Russell Sekeet.