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Healthgrades Names America's Best Hospitals for 2019

Analysis  |  By HealthLeaders Media Staff  
   February 12, 2019

This year is the first time two awards have been consolidated into a single list that includes the top 250, 100, and 50 hospitals.

Healthgrades released its annual list Tuesday of "America's Best Hospitals," using clinical outcomes to identify the top 5% of hospitals nationwide.

In years past, Healthgrades released two separate awards, one for the top 250 hospitals in clinical excellence and the other for the the top 50 and 100 hospitals. But this year is the first time the two awards have been consolidated into a single list.

"Consumers have many options for care, so when hospitals prove their long-term commitment to the patient and to achieving high-quality clinical outcomes, it sets their system apart in a sea of choices," Healthgrades Chief Medical Officer Brad Bowman said in a statement.

The top 50 hospitals for 2019, as identified by Healthgrades and grouped by state, are as follows:


Dignity Health - Chandler Regional Medical Center in Chandler, AZ

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, AZ


Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood, CA

Eden Medical Center in Castro Valley, CA

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach in Newport Beach, CA

John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek in Walnut Creek, CA

Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center in San Jose, CA

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center in Woodland Hills, CA

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center in Burlingame, CA

  • Including: Mills Health Center in San Mateo, CA

Northridge Hospital Medical Center in Northridge, CA

Providence Tarzana Medical Center in Tarzana, CA

Scripps Green Hospital in La Jolla, CA

Sutter Roseville Medical Center in Roseville, CA


Good Samaritan Medical Center in Lafayette, CO

Lutheran Medical Center in Wheat Ridge, CO

North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, CO


Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, FL


Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville, GA


St. Luke's Boise Medical Center in Boise, ID

  • Including: St. Luke's Meridian Medical Center in Meridian, ID


Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, IL

AMITA Health Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village, IL*

Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana, IL

Palos Community Hospital in Palos Heights, IL

AMITA Health Presence Resurrection Medical Center in Chicago, IL*

AMITA Health St. Alexius Medical Center in Hoffman Estates, IL*


St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids, IA


The University of Kansas Health System in Kansas City, KS


MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, MD


Baystate Medical Center in Springfield, MA

Lahey Hospital and Medical Center in Burlington, MA

Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA


Beaumont Hospital - Troy Campus in Troy, MI

Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus in Southfield, MI

Spectrum Health Medical Center - Butterworth Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI

  • Including: Spectrum Health - Blodgett Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI


Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus in Rochester, MN

  • Including: Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital in Rochester, MN

Regions Hospital in Saint Paul, MN

New Jersey

Morristown Medical Center in Morristown, NJ

New York

Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY

Vassar Brothers Medical Center in Poughkeepsie, NY

North Carolina

Mission Health in Asheville, NC


Bethesda North Hospital in Cincinnati, OH

Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH

ProMedica Toledo Hospital in Toledo, OH


Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA

Lankenau Medical Center in Wynnewood, PA

Thomas Jefferson University Hospital—Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, PA

  • Including: Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience—Jefferson Health in Philadelphia, PA

  • Including: Jefferson Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia, PA

South Carolina

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System - St. Francis - Downtown in Greenville, SC

  • Including: Bon Secours St. Francis Health System - St. Francis - Eastside in Greenville, SC


Houston Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX


Augusta Health in Fishersville, VA

Bon Secours - Memorial Regional Medical Center in Mechanicsville, VA


Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA

The full list of honorees is available on the Healthgrades website.

*Editor's note: The name "AMITA Health" was added to names of three hospitals to reflect a 2018 name change.

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