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.
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.
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