The hospitals were ranked on 10 key areas: mortality, medical complications, patient safety, average patient stay, expenses, profitability, patient satisfaction, adherence to clinical standards of care, post-discharge mortality and readmission rates for acute myocardial infarction (heart attack), heart failure and pneumonia.
Thomson Reuters researchers evaluated 2,886 short-term, acute-care, non-federal hospitals. They used public information — Medicare cost reports and Medicare provider analysis and review data, among other sources.
Hospitals do not apply to appear on the list or pay to market a spot on the list.
Here are some of the top honors. Find the full list here.
Major Teaching Hospitals
UC San Diego Medical Center – Hillcrest – San Diego, CA
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center – Chicago, IL
Advocate Christ Medical Center – Oak Lawn, IL
Ochsner Medical Center – New Orleans, LA
Baystate Medical Center – Springfield, MA
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center – Boston, MA
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital – Ann Arbor, MI
Doctors Hospital – Columbus, OH
Geisinger Medical Center – Danville, PA
Allegheny General Hospital – Pittsburgh, PA
Penn Presbyterian Medical Center – Philadelphia, PA