Cream of the crop

The 50 best hospitals in the US, according to Healthgrades

To compile this list, Healthgrades examined clinical outcomes for 32 conditions and procedures at 4,500 hospitals.

Healthgrades is known as a platform where patients can leave reviews of physicians, but the site’s recently released Top 50 Hospitals list did not rely on patient reviews. Instead, Healthgrades examined clinical outcomes for 32 conditions and procedures at 4,500 hospitals.

The hospitals below, arranged by state, are in the top 1% of U.S. hospitals when it comes to clinical excellence across a broad selection of procedures and conditions, according to Healthgrades. Healthgrades also released lists of the Top 100 and Top 250 hospitals.

Healthgrades’ Top 50 Hospitals for 2020


Chandler Regional Medical Center, Chandler

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix


Cedars – Sinai Medical Center, West Hollywood

Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley

Hoag Hospital Newport Beach, Newport Beach

Kaiser Permanente Baldwin Park Medical Center, Baldwin Park

Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center, San Jose

Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center, Woodland Hills

Mills-Peninsula Medical Center, Burlingame; including: Mills Health Center, San Mateo

Northridge Hospital Medical Center, Northridge

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Mission Hills

Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Tarzana

Scripps Green Hospital, La Jolla

Sutter Roseville Medical Center, Roseville


Good Samaritan Medical Center, Lafayette

Lutheran Medical Center, Wheat Ridge

Poudre Valley Hospital, Fort Collins


Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach


Piedmont Fayette Hospital, Fayetteville


St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center, Boise; including: St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center, Meridian


Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove

Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village

Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana

Palos Community Hospital, Palos Heights

Presence Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago


St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids


University Of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City


MedStar Franklin Square Medical Center, Baltimore


Lahey Hospital and Medical Center, Burlington

Newton – Wellesley Hospital, Newton


Beaumont Hospital – Troy Campus, Troy

Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus, Southfield

Spectrum Health Medical Center – Butterworth Hospital, Grand Rapids; including: Spectrum Health – Blodgett Hospital, Grand Rapids


Mayo Clinic Hospital – Saint Mary’s Campus, Rochester; including: Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital, Rochester

Regions Hospital, Saint Paul

New Jersey

Morristown Medical Center, Morristown

Overlook Medical Center, Summit

New York

Rochester General Hospital, Rochester

Vassar Brothers Medical Center, Poughkeepsie

North Carolina

Mission Hospital – Asheville, Asheville


Bethesda North Hospital, Cincinnati

Christ Hospital, Cincinnati

Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital, Fairfield

ProMedica Toledo Hospital, Toledo


Chester County Hospital, West Chester

Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster

Lankenau Medical Center, Wynnewood

South Carolina

Bon Secours St. Francis Health System – St. Francis, Downtown Greenville; including: Bon Secours St. Francis Health System – St. Francis, Eastside Greenville


Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston


Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Vancouver

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  1. Douglas C Miller MD,PhD

    This list is simply ridiculous. Rating “best” hospitals, as US News & World Report does, is a highly subjective process, but this list has almost no major academic medical center, and excludes places such as Mass General, Brigham & Women’s, Hopkins, U Virginia, Emory, U Miami, Wash U (St Louis), U Michigan, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia-Presbyterian, N Y Hospital (Weill Cornell), NYU Med Ctr, UCSF, U Washington (Seattle), etc etc. If none of those are among the “best” hospitals your criteria are seriously flawed.

    1. Carole Kohen, DO

      I agree completely. The list for Massachusetts alone is laughable.
      And why, pray tell, is the premier hospital in Washington located in Vancouver?
      It is impossible to take this seriously.

  2. Joel I. Silverman DO FACP

    The 50 best hospitals? According to Healthgrades? So no major teaching hospitals in Boston or New York City? Why would you write this article using Healthgrades which is an extremely subjective source?

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