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The best hospitals in each state for 2020, according to US News

Learn which hospitals are at the top of the list where you live.

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Below are U.S. News’ top-rated hospitals in each state for 2020-2021. However, these lists come with the caveat that the data collection period predated the COVID-19 pandemic. U.S. News says it will be updating its methods for next year’s list to examine how the pandemic impacted hospitals’ ability to provide high-quality care.

U.S. News did not provide numerical rankings for hospitals in every state. For states that received numerical hospital rankings, we provided the hospitals in the first through third spots. For states without numerical rankings or states that only had a No. 1 hospital or Nos. 1 and 2 hospitals listed, we shared the ranked hospitals alongside the hospitals in the state that received national rankings for the most conditions, procedures and specialties.


1. University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital

2. Huntsville Hospital

3. St. Vincent’s Birmingham Hospital


Alaska Native Medical Center

Providence Alaska Medical Center


1. Mayo Clinic-Phoenix

2. Banner Boswell Medical Center

3. Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix


1. UAMS Medical Center

2 (tie). Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock

2 (tie). Washington Regional Medical Center


1. UCLA Medical Center

2. Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

3. UCSF Medical Center


1. UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital

2. Porter Adventist Hospital

3. Penrose-St. Francis Health Services-Colorado Springs


1. Yale New Haven Hospital

2. Hartford Hospital

3. St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center


1. Christiana Care Hospitals

2. Beebe Healthcare-Lewes

Bayhealth Kent General Hospital


1 (tie). Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville

1 (tie). UF Health Shands Hospital

3. AdventHealth Orlando


1. Emory University Hospital

2. Emory St. Joseph’s Hospital

3. Piedmont Atlanta Hospital


1. Queen’s Medical Center

Adventist Health Castle

Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center

Kuakini Medical Center

Straub Medical Center


1. St. Luke’s Regional Medical Center

2. Kootenai Health-Coeur D’Alene

3. St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center


1. Northwestern Memorial Hospital

2. Rush University Medical Center

3. University of Chicago Medical Center


1. Indiana University Health Medical Center

2 (tie). Ascension St. Vincent Evansville

2 (tie). Community Hospital East

2 (tie). Deaconness Hospital

2 (tie). Elkhart General Hospital

2 (tie). Memorial Hospital of South Bend


1. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

2. MercyOne Des Moines Medical Center

3. UnityPoint Health-Iowa Methodist Medical Center


1. University of Kansas Hospital

2. Stormont Vail Hospital

3. Advent Health Shawnee Mission


1. University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital

2 (tie). Baptist Health Louisville

2 (tie). St. Elizabeth Healthcare Edgewood-Covington Hospitals


1. Ochsner Medical Center

2. Willis-Knighton Medical Center

3. Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center


1. Maine Medical Center

2. Eastern Maine Medical Center

MaineGeneral Medical Center

Mercy Hospital of Portland


1. Johns Hopkins Hospital

2. University of Maryland Medical Center

3. University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center


1. Massachusetts General Hospital

2. Brigham and Women’s Hospital

3. Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


1. University of Michigan Hospitals-Michigan Medicine

2. Beaumont Hospital-Royal Oak

3. Beaumont Hospital-Grosse Pointe


1. Mayo Clinic

2. Abbott Northwestern Hospital

3. St. Cloud Hospital


1. Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

2. North Mississippi Medical Center-Tupelo

3 (tie). Memorial Hospital at Gulfport

3 (tie). St. Dominic-Jackson Memorial Hospital

3 (tie). University of Mississippi Medical Center


1. Barnes-Jewish Hospital

2. St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City

3. Missouri Baptist Medical Center


1. St. Patrick Hospital

2. Kalispell Regional Healthcare

Billings Clinic

St. Vincent Healthcare-Billings


1. Nebraska Medicine-Nebraska Medical Center

2. Bryan Medical Center

3. Nebraska Methodist Hospital


1 (tie). Carson Tahoe Health-Carson City

1 (tie). Renown South Meadows Medical Center

3. Renown Regional Medical Center

New Hampshire

1. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

2. Concord Hospital

3. Catholic Medical Center

New Jersey

1. Morristown Medical Center

2. Hackensack University Medical Center

3 (tie). Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital

3 (tie). Saint Barnabas Medical Center

3 (tie). Valley Hospital

New Mexico

1. Presbyterian Hospital

2. Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center

Memorial Medical Center-Las Cruces

University of New Mexico Hospitals

New York

1. New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell

2. NYU Langone Hospitals

3. Mount Sinai Hospital

North Carolina

1. Duke University Hospital

2. University of North Carolina Hospitals

3. Carolinas Medical Center

North Dakota

1. Sanford Medical Center Fargo

2. CHI St. Alexius Health-Bismarck

3. Sanford Medical Center Bismarck


1. Cleveland Clinic

2. Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

3. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center


1 (tie). Integris Baptist Medical Center

1 (tie). St. Francis Hospital-Tulsa

3 (tie). OU Medical Center

3 (tie). SSM Health St. Anthony Hospital-Oklahoma City


1. OHSU Hospital

2. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

3 (tie). Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center

3 (tie). Salem Hospital


1. Hospitals of the University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian

2. UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside

3. Jefferson Health-Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Rhode Island

1. Miriam Hospital

Kent County Memorial Hospital

Rhode Island Hospital

South County Hospital

South Carolina

1. MUSC Health-University Medical Center

2 (tie). Bon Secours St. Francis Health System-Greenville

2 (tie). Spartanburg Medical Center

South Dakota

1. Avera McKennan Hospital and University Health Center

2. Sanford USD Medical Center

Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota


1. Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2. CHI Memorial Hospital

3 (tie). Ascension St. Thomas Hospital-West

3 (tie). Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

3 (tie). University of Tennessee Medical Center


1. Houston Methodist Hospital

2. UT Southwestern Medical Center

3. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center


1. University of Utah Hospital

2. Dixie Regional Medical Center

3. Intermountain Medical Center


1. University of Vermont Medical Center

Rutland Regional Medical Center


1. University of Virginia Medical Center

2. VCU Medical Center

3 (tie). Centra Lynchburg General Hospital

3 (tie). Inova Fairfax Hospital


1. University of Washington Medical Center

2. Virginia Mason Medical Center

3. Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital

Washington, D.C.

Children’s National Hospital

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Medstar Washington Hospital Center

West Virginia

1. West Virginia University Hospitals

2. Charleston Area Medical Center

3. St. Mary’s Medical Center-Huntington


1. University of Wisconsin Hospitals

2. Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center

3. Froedtert Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin


U.S. News has 33 hospitals on its list of Wyoming hospitals, but none received a numerical ranking or a national ranking for a specialty, condition or procedure.

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