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Healthgrades names 260 facilities as Distinguished Hospitals for safety, quality; See the list

Healthgrades says 158,858 lives could potentially have been saved if all hospitals performed at this level.

Beth Jones Sanborn, Managing Editor

Healthcare ratings company Healthgrades this week named the 2016 winners for their Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. In all, 260 hospitals received the commendation.

The awards are based on quality data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on all hospitals nationwide that participate in Medicare. The period of evaluation for the 2016 awards involved inpatient stays from 2012 to 2014.

[Also: 1 out of 6 patients visit low-ranked hospitals, putting lives at risk, Healthgrades says]

According to Healthgrades, the winning hospitals are among the top 5 percent of hospitals nationwide that "deliver high quality care across at least 21 of 32 common patient conditions and procedures." Those conditions and procedures include but are not limited to: Appendectomy, hip replacement, pacemaker procedures and spinal fusion. Healthgrades also said that the awarded hospitals as a group had a 26.5 percent lower mortality rate across 19 procedures and conditions where a patient could die if something goes wrong. Those 19 procedures included but were not limited to: bowel obstruction, heart attack, pancreatitis, pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, sepsis and stroke.

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"During this same period, if all other hospitals performed at the level of Distinguished Hospitals for Clinical Excellence across these 19 procedures and conditions, 158,858 lives could potentially have been saved," to company said.

Here is the full list of winners.

Hospital City State
Hospital City State
Banner Baywood Medical Center Mesa Arizona
Banner Estrella Medical Center Phoenix Arizona
Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center Chandler Arizona
Dignity Health - St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center Phoenix Arizona
John C. Lincoln Medical Center Phoenix Arizona
Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix Arizona
St. Joseph's Westgate Medical Center Glendale Arizona
Alvarado Hospital Medical Center San Diego California
California Pacific Medical Center - California San Francisco California
California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific San Francisco California
Cedars - Sinai Medical Center West Hollywood California
Centinela Hospital Medical Center Inglewood California
Desert Valley Hospital Victorville California
Eden Medical Center Castro Valley California
Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian 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 Fresno Medical Center Fresno California
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles California
Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center Oakland California
Kaiser Permanente Orange County - Anaheim Medical Center Anaheim California
Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center Redwood City California
Kaiser Permanente Richmond Medical Center Richmond California
Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center Riverside California
Kaiser Permanente Roseville Medical Center Roseville California
Kaiser Permanente Sacramento Medical Center Sacramento California
Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center San Francisco California
Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center San Jose California
Kaiser Permanente San Rafael Medical Center San Rafael California
Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center Santa Clara California
Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center Santa Rosa California
Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center Harbor City 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 West Los Angeles Medical Center Los Angeles California
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center Woodland Hills California
Marian Regional Medical Center Santa Maria California
Marin General Hospital Greenbrae California
Memorial Medical Center Modesto California
Mercy San Juan Medical Center Carmichael California
Methodist Hospital of Southern California Arcadia California
Mills Health Center San Mateo California
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center Burlingame California
Northbay Medical Center Fairfield California
Northbay Vacavalley Hospital Vacaville California
Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge California
PIH Health Hospital - Whittier Whittier California
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Mission Hills California
Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center Burbank California
Providence Tarzana Medical Center Tarzana California
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center Los Angeles California
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center Laguna Hills California
San Joaquin Community Hospital Bakersfield California
Scripps Green Hospital La Jolla California
Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas Encinitas California
Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla La Jolla California
St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital Camarillo Camarillo California
St. Mary's Medical Center San Francisco California
Stanford Hospital and Clinics Stanford California
Sutter Roseville Medical Center Roseville California
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Torrance California
UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica Santa Monica California
UCSD Medical Center - Hillcrest San Diego California
Washington Hospital Fremont California
White Memorial Medical Center Los Angeles California
Centura Health - Littleton Adventist Hospital Littleton Colorado
Centura Health - Penrose Saint Francis Health Services Colorado Springs Colorado
Centura Health - Porter Adventist Hospital Denver Colorado
Centura Health - St. Anthony Hospital Lakewood Colorado
Good Samaritan Medical Center Lafayette Colorado
Lutheran Medical Center Wheat Ridge Colorado
North Colorado Medical Center Greeley Colorado
Parker Adventist Hospital Parker Colorado
Poudre Valley Hospital Fort Collins Colorado
Saint Joseph Hospital Denver Colorado
St. Francis Medical Center Colorado Springs Colorado
University of Colorado Hospital - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion Aurora Colorado
Hartford Hospital Hartford Connecticut
Middlesex Hospital Middletown Connecticut
Saint Francis Care Hartford Connecticut
The Hospital of Central Connecticut at Bradley Memorial Southington Connecticut
The Hospital of Central Connecticut at New Britain New Britain Connecticut
Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital Newark Deleware
Wilmington Hospital Wilmington Deleware
Delray Medical Center Delray Beach Florida
Fawcett Memorial Hospital Port Charlotte Florida
Flagler Hospital Saint Augustine Florida
Mayo Clinic Jacksonville Florida
Munroe Regional Medical Center Ocala Florida
NCH Downtown Naples Hospital Naples Florida
NCH North Naples Hospital Naples Florida
Athens Regional Medical Center Athens Georgia
Emory University Hospital Atlanta Georgia
Emory University Hospital Midtown Atlanta Georgia
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Georgia
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fayetteville Georgia
St. Mary's Health Care System Athens Georgia
Wellstar Kennestone Hospital Marietta Georgia
Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center Honolulu Hawaii
St. Luke's Boise Medical Center Boise Idaho
Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center Oak Lawn Illinois
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove Illinois
Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge Illinois
Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village Illinois
Carle Foundation Hospital Urbana Illinois
Evanston Hospital Evanston Illinois
Glenbrook Hospital Glenview Illinois
Highland Park Hospital Highland Park Illinois
Northwestern Memorial Hospital Chicago Illinois
Palos Community Hospital Palos Heights Illinois
Presence Resurrection Medical Center Chicago Illinois
Riverside Medical Center Kankakee Illinois
Saint Johns Hospital Springfield Illinois
St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates Illinois
Franciscan St. Francis Health- Indianapolis Indianapolis Indiana
Indiana University Health - Methodist Hospital Indianapolis Indiana
Indiana University Health - University Hospital Indianapolis Indiana
Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital Lafayette Indiana
Saint Mary's Medical Center - Evansville Evansville Indiana
Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Iowa
Saint Lukes Hospital Cedar Rapids Iowa
Stormont - Vail Healthcare Topeka Kansas
The University of Kansas Hospital Kansas City Kansas
Ochsner Health Center- Elmwood New Orleans Louisiana
Ochsner Medical Center New Orleans Louisiana
Ochsner Medical Center- West Bank Campus Terrytown Louisiana
Frederick Memorial Hospital Frederick Maryland
Medstar Franklin Square Medical Center Baltimore Maryland
Medstar Good Samaritan Hospital Baltimore Maryland
Medstar Harbor Hospital Baltimore Maryland
Meritus Medical Center Hagerstown Maryland
University of Maryland Saint Joseph Medical Center Towson Maryland
Baystate Medical Center Springfield Massachusetts
Berkshire Medical Center Pittsfield Massachusetts
Boston Medical Center Corporation Boston Massachusetts
Cape Cod Hospital Hyannis Massachusetts
Falmouth Hospital Falmouth Massachusetts
Holy Family Hospital Methuen Massachusetts
Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley Haverhill Massachusetts
Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Burlington Massachusetts
Leonard Morse Hospital Natick Massachusetts
Metrowest Medical Center - Framingham Union Hospital Framingham Massachusetts
Newton - Wellesley Hospital Newton Massachusetts
North Shore Medical Center Salem Massachusetts
North Shore Medical Center - Union Hospital Lynn Massachusetts
Saint Vincent Hospital Worcester Massachusetts
Southcoast Health - Charlton Memorial Hospital Fall River Massachusetts
Southcoast Health - St. Luke's Hospital New Bedford Massachusetts
Southcoast Health - Tobey Hospital Wareham Massachusetts
UMass Memorial Medical Center - Hahnemann Worcester Massachusetts
UMass Memorial Medical Center - Memorial Campus Worcester Massachusetts
Umass Memorial Medical Center Worcester Massachusetts
Beaumont Health System - Beaumont - Royal Oak Campus Royal Oak Michigan
Beaumont Health System - Beaumont - Troy Campus Troy Michigan
Bronson Methodist Hospital Kalamazoo Michigan
Henry Ford Macomb Hospital Clinton Township Michigan
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital Wyandotte Michigan
Holland HospitalHolland, MI Holland Michigan
Mercy Health - Hackley Campus Muskegon Michigan
Mercy Health - Mercy Campus Muskegon Michigan
Mercy Health General Campus Muskegon Michigan
Mercy Health Saint Mary's Campus Grand Rapids Michigan
Metro Health Hospital Wyoming Michigan
ProMedica Monroe Regional Hospital Monroe Michigan
Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus Southfield Michigan
Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital Grand Rapids Michigan
Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital Grand Rapids Michigan
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Michigan
Abbott Northwestern Hospital Minneapolis Minnesota
AllinaHealth - Mercy Hospital Coon Rapids Minnesota
AllinaHealth - Unity Hospital Fridley Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Health System in Mankato Mankato Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus Rochester Minnesota
North Memorial Medical Center Robbinsdale Minnesota
Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital Saint Louis Park Minnesota
Regions Hospital Saint Paul Minnesota
Saint Cloud Hospital Saint Cloud Minnesota
Saint Joseph's Hospital Saint Paul Minnesota
Heartland Regional Medical Center Saint Joseph Missouri
Mercy Hospital Saint Louis Saint Louis Missouri
Concord Hospital Concord New Hampshire
Wentworth - Douglass Hospital Dover New Hampshire
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - Atlantic City Atlantic City New Jersey
AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center - Mainland Pomona New Jersey
Morristown Medical Center Morristown New Jersey
Overlook Medical Center Summit New Jersey
Presbyterian Hospital Albuquerque New Mexico
Unm Hospital Albuquerque New Mexico
Lenox Hill Hospital New York New York
Long Island Jewish Medical Center New Hyde Park New York
NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center New York New York
NewYork-Presbyterian/The Allen Hospital New York New York
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center New York New York
North Shore University Hospital Manhasset New York
North Shore University Hospital Syosset Syosset New York
Rochester General Hospital Rochester New York
Roosevelt Hospital New York New York
Saint Luke's Roosevelt Hospital New York New York
Saint Peter's Hospital Albany New York
Stony Brook University Hospital Stony Brook New York
Vassar Brothers Medical CenterPoughkeepsie, NY Poughkeepsie New York
Winthrop-University Hospital Mineola New York
Alamance Regional Medical Center Burlington North Carolina
Annie Penn Hospital Reidsville North Carolina
Carolinas Medical Center - Mercy Charlotte North Carolina
Davie Medical Center Mocksville North Carolina
Davie Medical Center - Mocksville Mocksville North Carolina
Duke Regional Hospital Durham North Carolina
Duke University Hospital Durham North Carolina
Firsthealth Moore Regional Hospital Pinehurst North Carolina
Firsthealth Richmond Memorial Hospital Rockingham North Carolina
Mission Health Asheville North Carolina
The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Greensboro North Carolina
Vidant Medical Center Greensville North Carolina
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center Winston-Salem North Carolina
Wesley Long Hospital Greensboro North Carolina
Atrium Medical Center Middletown Ohio
Bethesda North Hospital Cincinnati Ohio
Blanchard Valley Hospital Findlay Ohio
Christ Hospital Cincinnati Ohio
Dayton Heart and Vascular Hospital at Good Samaritan Dayton Ohio
Good Samaritan Hospital Dayton Ohio
Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital Cincinnati Ohio
Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital Fairfield Ohio
Mercy Health-West Hospital Cincinnati Ohio
Miami Valley Hospital Dayton Ohio
OhioHealth Grant Medical Center Columbus Ohio
ProMedica Toledo Hospital Toledo Ohio
The Jewish Hospital Cincinnati Ohio
The Ohio State University Hospital East Columbus Ohio
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Columbus Ohio
University Hospitals Case Medical Center Cleveland Ohio
West Chester Hospital West Chester Ohio
Saint Francis Hospital Tulsa Oklahoma
Adventist Medical Center Portland Oregon
Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center Medford Oregon
Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center Clackamas Oregon
Providence Portland Medical Center Portland Oregon
Providence Saint Vincent Medical Center Portland Oregon
Salem Hospital Salem Oregon
Bryn Mawr Hospital Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania
Chester County Hospital West Chester Pennsylvania
Jefferson University Hospitals - City Center Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster Pennsylvania
Lankenau Medical Center Wynnewood Pennsylvania
Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest Allentown Pennsylvania
Methodist Hospital Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Reading Hospital West Reading Pennsylvania
St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus Allentown Pennsylvania
St. Luke's Hospital - Bethlehem Campus Bethlehem Pennsylvania
Temple University Hospital Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Temple University Hospital - Episcopal Philadelphia Pennsylvania
Upmc McKeesport McKeesport Pennsylvania
Miriam Hospital Providence Rhode Island
AnMed Health - AnMed Health Medical CenterAnderson, SC Anderson South Carolina
Bon Secours St. Francis Health System - St. Francis - Downtown Greenville South Carolina
Roper Hospital Charleston South Carolina
Sanford Usd Medical Center Sioux Falls South Dakota
Heart Hospital of Austin Austin Texas
Houston Methodist Hospital Houston Texas
McLane Children's Hospital- Scott and White Temple Texas
Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center Houston Texas
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System - Southwest Houston Texas
Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital Houston Texas
Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital Houston Texas
Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital Shenandoah Texas
Scott and White Memorial Hospital Temple Texas
St. David's Georgetown Hospital Georgetown Texas
St. David's Medical Center Austin Texas
St. David's Round Rock Medical Center Round Rock Texas
Valley Baptist Medical Center - Harlingen Harlingen Texas
Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital Ogden Utah
University Orthopaedic Center Salt Lake City Utah
University of Utah Health Care Salt Lake City Utah
University of Vermont Medical Center Burlington Vermont
Augusta Health Fishersville Virginia
Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center Mechanicsville Virginia
Bon Secours St. Mary's Hospital Richmoind Virginia
Carilion New River Valley Medical Center Christiansburg Virginia
Inova Fair Oaks Hospital Fairfax Virginia
Inova Fairfax Hospital Falls Church Virginia
Mary Washington Hospital Fredericksburg Virginia
Sentara Leigh Hospital Norfolk Virginia
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital Norfolk Virginia
Sentara Princess Anne Hospital Virginia Beach Virginia
Sentara RMH Medical Center Harrisonburg Virginia
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital Virginia Beach Virginia
Virginia Hospital Center Arlington Virginia
Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center Vancouver Washington
Peacehealth Southwest Medical Center Vancouver Washington
Providence Regional Medical Center Everett Everett Washington
Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Spokane Washington
Swedish Medical Center - Ballard Campus Seattle Washington
Swedish Medical Center - First Hill Campus Seattle Washington
Valley Medical Center Renton 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
Froedtert Health - Froedtert Hospital Milwaukee Wisconsin
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center La Crosse Wisconsin
Saint Lukes Medical Center Cudahy Wisconsin
Waukesha Memorial Hospital Waukesha Wisconsin
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Saint Francis Milwaukee Wisconsin

Data compiled by Jeff Lagasse

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