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What Hospitals are you most likely to make it out ALIVE?

Posted Jan 26 2010 4:17pm

There are certainly some surprises here for me- and I’m sure there will be for you as well.


More than 150,000 Medicare patient deaths and 13,000 in hospital complications could be avoided each year if all hospitals performed as well as those ranked in the top 5 percent nationally, according to a new HealthGrades study.

The top-tier hospitals ranked by HealthGrades, an independent healthcare ratings organization, had a 29 percent lower risk-adjusted mortality rate than other hospitals throughout the nation. They also had risk-adjusted complication rates that were 9 percent lower than other hospitals, and show that they can improve clinical quality faster than other facilities.

“What’s extraordinary is that these hospitals are not standing still,” said Dr. Rick May, a HealthGrades vice president and one of the study’s authors. “In fact, the data show that they are continuing to improve their patient outcomes at a faster rate, reflecting a commitment to quality that stands as a model for all other hospitals.”

Thirty-six states have one or more hospitals in the top 5 percent. Delaware has the highest percentage of such hospitals, followed by Maryland, Minnesota, Florida and Connecticut. Thirteen states–including Nevada, Arkansas and Massachusetts–had no hospitals ranked in the top 5 percent.

In reaching its conclusions, HealthGrades studied 40 million CMS patient records at 5,000 non-federal hospitals nationwide from 2006 through 2008. The risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates were evaluated across 26 procedures and diagnoses.


I know for a fact- that if I have to go to hospital- I will be using the following list in making my determination of where to go:

D.C.H. Regional Medical Center
Tuscaloosa, AL

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

Banner Boswell Medical Center
Sun City, AZ

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center
Sun City West, AZ

Mayo Clinic Hospital
Phoenix, AZ

Scottsdale Healthcare - Osborn
Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale Healthcare - Shea
Scottsdale, AZ

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

Beverly Hospital
Montebello, CA

Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center - Centinela
Inglewood, CA

including Centinela Freeman Regional Medical Center - Memorial
Inglewood, CA

El Camino Hospital
Mountain View, CA

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
Fountain Valley, CA

Garfield Medical Center
Monterey Park, CA

Glendale Memorial Hospital & Health Center
Glendale, CA

Good Samaritan Hospital
Los Angeles, CA

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian
Newport Beach, CA

Huntington Memorial Hospital
Pasadena, CA

John Muir Medical Center - Concord
Concord, CA

John Muir Medical Center - Walnut Creek
Walnut Creek, CA

Mills-Peninsula Health Services
Burlingame, CA

including Mills Health Center
San Mateo, CA

Saddleback Memorial Medical Center - Laguna Hills
Laguna Hills, CA

including Saddleback Memorial Medical Center San Clemente
San Clemente, CA

Saint Johns Hospital Health Center
Santa Monica, CA

Saint Jude Medical Center
Fullerton, CA

Saint Vincent Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA

Santa Monica - UCLA Medical Center
Santa Monica, CA

Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas
Encinitas, CA

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla
La Jolla, CA

Scripps Mercy Hospital
San Diego, CA

including Scripps Mercy Hospital - Chula Vista
Chula Vista, CA

Sequoia Hospital
Redwood City, CA

Centura Health - Penrose Saint Francis Health Services
Colorado Springs, CO

North Colorado Medical Center
Greeley, CO

Poudre Valley Hospital
Fort Collins, CO

Presbyterian/Saint Luke’s Medical Center
Denver, CO

The Medical Center of Aurora
Aurora, CO

Danbury Hospital
Danbury, CT

Griffin Hospital
Derby, CT

Hartford Hospital
Hartford, CT

Hospital of Saint Raphael
New Haven, CT

Manchester Memorial Hospital
Manchester, CT

Middlesex Hospital
Middletown, CT

Norwalk Hospital Association
Norwalk, CT

Yale - New Haven Hospital
New Haven, CT

Beebe Medical Center
Lewes, DE

Christiana Care Health System - Christiana Hospital
Newark, DE

including Wilmington Hospital
Wilmington, DE

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

Baptist Hospital of Miami
Miami, FL

Baptist Medical Center
Jacksonville, FL

Bay Medical Center
Panama City, FL

Boca Raton Community Hospital
Boca Raton, FL

Brandon Regional Hospital
Brandon, FL

Broward General Medical Center
Fort Lauderdale, FL

Central Florida Regional Hospital
Sanford, FL

Charlotte Regional Medical Center
Punta Gorda, FL

Cleveland Clinic Hospital
Weston, FL

Community Hospital
New Port Richey, FL

Delray Medical Center
Delray Beach, FL

Doctors Hospital of Sarasota
Sarasota, FL

Fawcett Memorial Hospital
Port Charlotte, FL

Flagler Hospital
Saint Augustine, FL

Florida Hospital Fish Memorial
Orange City, FL

Florida Hospital Memorial Medical Center
Daytona Beach, FL

including Florida Hospital Oceanside
Ormond Beach, FL

Florida Hospital Orlando
Orlando, FL

Gulf Coast Medical Center
Panama City, FL

Halifax Medical Center
Daytona Beach, FL

including Atlantic Medical Center
Daytona Beach, FL

Holy Cross Hospital
Fort Lauderdale, FL

JFK Medical Center
Atlantis, FL

Jupiter Medical Center
Jupiter, FL

Kendall Regional Medical Center
Miami, FL

Lawnwood Regional Medical Center and Heart Institute
Fort Pierce, FL

Lee Memorial Hospital
Fort Myers, FL

Martin Memorial Medical Center
Stuart, FL

Mayo Clinic
Jacksonville, FL

Memorial Hospital
Jacksonville, FL

Memorial Hospital Pembroke
Pembroke Pines, FL

Mercy Hospital
Miami, FL

Munroe Regional Medical Center
Ocala, FL

NCH Healthcare System
Naples, FL

Oak Hill Hospital
Brooksville, FL

Ocala Regional Medical Center/West Marion Hospital
Ocala, FL

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Parrish Medical Center
Titusville, FL

Physicians Regional Medical Center
Naples, FL

Sarasota Memorial Hospital
Sarasota, FL

Sebastian River Medical Center
Sebastian, FL

University Hospital & Medical Center
Tamarac, FL

Wuesthoff Medical Center Rockledge
Rockledge, FL

Dekalb Medical
Decatur, GA

Gwinnett Medical Center
Lawrenceville, GA

including Gwinnett Medical Center - Duluth
Duluth, GA

Houston Medical Center
Warner Robins, GA

Memorial University Medical Center
Savannah, GA

Northeast Georgia Medical Center
Gainesville, GA

including Northeast Georgia Medical Center – Lanier Park
Gainesville, GA

Piedmont Fayette Hospital
Fayetteville, GA

Piedmont Hospital
Atlanta, GA

Saint Joseph’s Hospital of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
Downers Grove, IL

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
Park Ridge, IL

Alexian Brothers Medical Center
Elk Grove Village, IL

Centegra Memorial Medical Center
Woodstock, IL

Central Dupage Hospital
Winfield, IL

Evanston Hospital
Evanston, IL

including Highland Park Hospital
Highland Park, IL

Ingalls Memorial Hospital
Harvey, IL

Little Company of Mary Hospital
Evergreen Park, IL

Loyola University Hospital
Maywood, IL

Mercy Hospital & Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Northwest Community Hospital
Arlington Heights, IL

Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Chicago, IL

Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Palos Community Hospital
Palos Heights, IL

Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center
Joliet, IL

Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Saint Alexius Medical Center
Hoffman Estates, IL

Saint Joseph Hospital
Chicago, IL

Saint Mary and Elizabeth Medical Center - Division
Chicago, IL

Sherman Hospital
Elgin, IL

Skokie Hospital
Skokie, IL

Swedish Covenant Hospital
Chicago, IL

Clarian Health Partners Incorporated
Indianapolis, IN

including Indiana University Medical Center
Indianapolis, IN

Clark Memorial Hospital
Jeffersonville, IN

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services
New Albany, IN

Saint Vincent Indianapolis Hospital
Indianapolis, IN

The Community Hospital
Munster, IN

Mercy Medical Center - Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids, IA

Mercy Medical Center - Des Moines
Des Moines, IA

Saint Lukes Hospital
Cedar Rapids, IA

Saint Francis Health Center
Topeka, KS

University of Kansas Hospital
Kansas City, KS

Via Christi Regional Medical Center
Wichita, KS

Baptist Hospital East
Louisville, KY

Owensboro Medical Health System
Owensboro, KY

Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
Edgewood, KY

Ochsner Clinic Foundation
New Orleans, LA

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

Baltimore Washington Medical Center
Glen Burnie, MD

Doctor’s Community Hospital
Lanham, MD

Franklin Square Hospital Center
Baltimore, MD

Frederick Memorial Hospital
Frederick, MD

Good Samaritan Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Greater Baltimore Medical Center
Baltimore, MD

Harbor Hospital
Baltimore, MD

Holy Cross Hospital
Silver Spring, MD

Howard County General Hospital
Columbia, MD

Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Salisbury, MD

Saint Joseph Medical Center
Towson, MD

Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

Suburban Hospital
Bethesda, MD

Upper Chesapeake Medical Center
Bel Air, MD

Washington Adventist Hospital
Takoma Park, MD

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

Allegiance Health
Jackson, MI

Beaumont Hospital - Grosse Pointe
Grosse Pointe, MI

Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak
Royal Oak, MI

Bronson Methodist Hospital
Kalamazoo, MI

Genesys Regional Medical Center
Grand Blanc, MI

Hackley Hospital
Muskegon, MI

Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Holland Hospital
Holland, MI

Huron Valley Sinai Hospital
Commerce Township, MI

McLaren Regional Medical Center
Flint, MI

Munson Medical Center
Traverse City, MI

Providence Hospital
Southfield, MI

Saint John Macomb Hospital
Warren, MI

including Saint John Oakland Hospital
Madison Heights, MI

Saint Mary Mercy Hospital
Livonia, MI

Sinai - Grace Hospital
Detroit, MI

Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI

including Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital
Grand Rapids, MI

William Beaumont Hospital - Troy
Troy, MI

Fairview Ridges Hospital
Burnsville, MN

Fairview Southdale Hospital
Edina, MN

North Memorial
Robbinsdale, MN

Park Nicollet Methodist Hospital
Minneapolis, MN

Saint Cloud Hospital
Saint Cloud, MN

Saint Lukes Hospital
Duluth, MN

Unity Hospital
Fridley, MN

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

Boone Hospital Center
Columbia, MO

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Saint Louis, MO

Skaggs Regional Medical Center
Branson, MO

Ssm Saint Joseph Health Center
Saint Charles, MO

including Ssm Saint Joseph Health Center - Wentzville
Wentzville, MO

Ssm Saint Marys Health Center
Richmond Heights, MO

St. Luke’s Hospital
Chesterfield, MO

Benefis Health System
Great Falls, MT

Kalispell Regional Medical Center
Kalispell, MT

BryanLGH Medical Center East
Lincoln, NE

including BryanLGH Medical Center West
Lincoln, NE

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

Clara Maass Medical Center
Belleville, NJ

Community Medical Center
Toms River, NJ

Hackensack University Medical Center
Hackensack, NJ

Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Neptune, NJ

Ocean Medical Center
Brick, NJ

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

Albany Medical Center Hospital
Albany, NY

Maimonides Medical Center
Brooklyn, NY

New York - Presbyterian/Weill Cornell
New York, NY

including New York Presbyterian - Columbia
New York, NY

Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook, NY

Winthrop - University Hospital
Mineola, NY

Gaston Memorial Hospital
Gastonia, NC

Rex Hospital
Raleigh, NC

Altru Hospital
Grand Forks, ND

Saint Alexius Medical Center
Bismarck, ND

Akron General Medical Center
Akron, OH

Aultman Hospital
Canton, OH

Bethesda North Hospital
Cincinnati, OH

Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, OH

Community Health Partners of Oh - West
Lorain, OH

EMH Regional Medical Center
Elyria, OH

Good Samaritan Hospital
Dayton, OH

including Dayton Heart and Vascular Hospital
Dayton, OH

Good Samaritan Hospital
Cincinnati, OH

Grandview Medical Center
Dayton, OH

Hillcrest Hospital
Mayfield Heights, OH

Kettering Medical Center
Kettering, OH

Marymount Hospital
Garfield Heights, OH

Mercy Franciscan Hospital - Mount Airy
Cincinnati, OH

Miami Valley Hospital
Dayton, OH

Mount Carmel Health
Columbus, OH

Northside Medical Center
Youngstown, OH

Ohio State University Hospitals
Columbus, OH

including The Ohio State University Hospital East
Columbus, OH

Parma Community General Hospital
Parma, OH

Saint Elizabeth Health Center
Youngstown, OH

Saint John West Shore Hospital
Westlake, OH

Saint Vincent Charity Hospital
Cleveland, OH

South Pointe Hospital
Warrensville Heights, OH

Southwest General Health Center
Middleburg Heights, OH

Summa Health Systems Hospitals
Akron, OH

The Toledo Hospital
Toledo, OH

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

Mercy Medical Center
Roseburg, OR

Saint Charles Medical Center - Bend
Bend, OR

Alle Kiski Medical Center
Natrona Heights, PA

Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA

including Allegheny General Hospital - Suburban
Pittsburgh, PA

Easton Hospital
Easton, PA

Hamot Medical Center
Erie, PA

Lancaster General Hospital
Lancaster, PA

Lehigh Valley Hospital
Allentown, PA

Main Line Hospitals - Lankenau
Wynnewood, PA

Mercy Hospital Scranton
Scranton, PA

Pocono Medical Center
East Stroudsburg, PA

Saint Luke’s Hospital
Bethlehem, PA

including Saint Luke’s Hospital - Allentown
Allentown, PA

The Reading Hospital and Medical Center
Reading, PA

The Western Pennsylvania Hospital - Forbes Regional
Monroeville, PA

University of Pittsburgh Mc - Saint Margaret
Pittsburgh, PA

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

Anmed Health
Anderson, SC

Sanford USD Medical Center
Sioux Falls, SD

Baptist Memorial Hospital
Memphis, TN

Memorial Healthcare System
Chattanooga, TN

Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge
Oak Ridge, TN

Saint Thomas Hospital
Nashville, TN

CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Healthcare - San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Doctors Hospital at Renaissance
Edinburg, TX

Harlingen Medical Center
Harlingen, TX

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System
Houston, TX

Memorial Hermann Memorial City Hospital
Houston, TX

Methodist Hospital
San Antonio, TX

including Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital
San Antonio, TX

including Metropolitan Methodist Hospital
San Antonio, TX

including Northeast Methodist Hospital
San Antonio, TX

Methodist Willowbrook Hospital
Houston, TX

Mother Frances Hospital - Tyler
Tyler, TX

Providence Healthcare Network
Waco, TX

Rio Grande Regional Hospital
Mcallen, TX

Saint Lukes Episcopal Hospital
Houston, TX

San Jacinto Methodist Hospital
Baytown, TX

South Texas Health - Edinburg Regional Medical Center
Edinburg, TX

including South Texas Health - McAllen Medical Center/ Heart Hospital
Mcallen, TX

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX

The Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX

including Diagnostic Center Hospital
Houston, TX

Tomball Regional Hospital
Tomball, TX

Valley Regional Medical Center
Brownsville, TX

Woodland Heights Medical Center
Lufkin, TX

Intermountain Medical Center
Murray, UT

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

Augusta Health
Fishersville, VA

Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
Mechanicsville, VA

Henrico Doctors’ Hospital - Forest
Richmond, VA

including Henrico Doctors’ Hospital - Parham
Richmond, VA

Inova Alexandria Hospital
Alexandria, VA

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
Fairfax, VA

Inova Fairfax Hospital
Falls Church, VA

Inova Loudoun Hospital
Leesburg, VA

Evergreen Hospital Medical Center
Kirkland, WA

Providence Regional Medical Center Everett
Everett, WA

Princeton Community Hospital
Princeton, WV

Aurora Saint Lukes Medical Center
Milwaukee, WI

including Saint Lukes Medical Center
Cudahy, WI

Gundersen Luth Medical Center
La Crosse, WI

West Allis Memorial Hospital
West Allis, WI

Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare - Elmbrook Memorial
Brookfield, WI

There are no recipients of this award in this state.

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