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List: Healthgrades reveals America's Best Hospitals for 2018

Those on the 50 Best Hospitals list have received their Clinical Excellence award for at least seven consecutive years, Healthgrades said.

Beth Jones Sanborn, Managing Editor

Winning hospital Cedars - Sinai Medical Center - Credit: Google Street ViewWinning hospital Cedars - Sinai Medical Center - Credit: Google Street View

Healthgrades revealed the hospitals which have earned it's America's 50 and 100 Best Hospitals for 2018. The award winners represent the top 1 and 2 percent of hospitals in the country, and have demonstrated "superior clinical outcomes across the majority of common inpatient conditions and procedures," the organization said.

Additionally, those hospitals which make the grade and appear on either list can only do so if they tout a years-long record with Healthgrades. The hospitals appearing on the America's 100 Best Hospitals list received a Healthgrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for at least the last five years. Those on the 50 Best Hospitals received the Clinical Excellence award for at least seven consecutive years and sustained this performance for at least five consecutive years.

The Healthgrades analysis showed that those hospitals recognized as America's Best did better than their peers in treating a core group of conditions that cause more than 80 percent of mortalities in areas evaluated, including heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia, respiratory failure, sepsis and stroke. 

"Patients treated in hospitals achieving the America's 100 Best Hospitals Award have, on average, a 22.3 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award. If all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to hospitals achieving Healthgrades 2018 America's 100 Best Hospitals Award, on average, 162,284 lives could potentially have been saved," the organization said in a statement.

In addition to consistently achieving better outcomes, this Healthgrades winners also prioritize collaboration.

"We've built a model where quality and safety are foremost, innovation and collaboration are encouraged, lessons learned are shared broadly, and patient engagement is essential to our continuous improvement efforts," said Gary S. Kaplan, MD, chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System, recipient of Healthgrades America's 50 Best Hospitals distinction.

See the list of the top 50 hospitals below. (Full list at Healthgrades)

Hospital Name City State
Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center Chandler Arizona
Mayo Clinic Hospital Phoenix Arizona
Cedars - Sinai Medical Center West Hollywood California
Eden Medical Center Castro Valley California
Hoag Hospital Newport Beach Newport Beach California
John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek Walnut Creek California
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center Woodland Hills California
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center Burlingame California
Mills Health Center San Mateo California
Northridge Hospital Medical Center Northridge California
Scripps Green Hospital La Jolla California
Sutter Roseville Medical Center Roseville California
Lutheran Medical Center Wheat Ridge Colorado
Delray Medical Center Delray Beach Florida
Northeast Georgia Medical Center Gainesville Georgia
Piedmont Fayette Hospital Fayetteville Georgia
St. Luke's Boise Medical Center Boise Idaho
St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center Meridian Idaho
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital Downers Grove Illinois
Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove Village Illinois
Carle Foundation Hospital Urbana Illinois
Palos Community Hospital Palos Heights Illinois
Presence Resurrection Medical Center Chicago Illinois
St. Alexius Medical Center Hoffman Estates Illinois
Franciscan Health Indianapolis Indianapolis Indiana
St. Luke's Hospital Cedar Rapids Iowa
The University of Kansas Health System Kansas City Kansas
MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center Baltimore Maryland
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital Baltimore Maryland
Baystate Medical Center Springfield Massachusetts
Beaumont Hospital - Troy Campus Troy Michigan
Holland Hospital Holland Michigan
Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus Southfield Michigan
Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Novi Novi Michigan
Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital Grand Rapids Michigan
Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital Grand Rapids Michigan
AllinaHealth - Unity Hospital Fridley Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus Rochester Minnesota
Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital Rochester Minnesota
Regions Hospital Saint Paul Minnesota
Mosaic Life Care Saint Joseph Missouri
Morristown Medical Center Morristown New Jersey
Vassar Brothers Medical Center Poughkeepsie New York
Mission Health Asheville North Carolina
Bethesda North Hospital Cincinnati Ohio
Christ Hospital Cincinnati Ohio
ProMedica Toledo Hospital Toledo Ohio
Lancaster General Hospital Lancaster Pennsylvania
Houston Methodist Hospital Houston Texas
St. David's Medical Center Austin Texas
Heart Hospital of Austin Austin Texas
St. David's Georgetown Hospital Georgetown Texas
Augusta Health Fishersville Virginia
Bon Secours - Memorial Regional Medical Center Mechanicsville Virginia
Virginia Mason Medical Center Seattle Washington
Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center Milwaukee Wisconsin
Aurora Sinai Medical Center Milwaukee Wisconsin
Saint Lukes Medical Center Cudahy Wisconsin

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Email the writer: beth.sanborn@himssmedia.com

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