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Leapfrog’s top hospitals in each state

For 2020, Leapfrog recognized 105 hospitals in 32 states.

This week, Leapfrog released its lists of the country’s top hospitals. Leapfrog looked at general, teaching, children’s and rural hospitals specifically and ultimately chose 105 hospitals for its lists.

To evaluate hospitals, Leapfrog used unique criteria for each category. For instance, the organization examined ICU physician staffing and patient communication for children’s hospitals and mortality rates for heart attacks and strokes for general hospitals.

The full list of 105 hospitals, organized by state, is below. Not all states are represented—Leapfrog named top hospitals in 32 states. The six states with the most top hospitals are Florida (17), Pennsylvania (11), Texas (8), California (6), Colorado (6) and Virginia (6).


Arizona Spine & Joint Hospital


Mercy Hospital Northwest Arkansas


Children’s Hospital of Orange County

Enloe Medical Center

Loma Linda University Medical Center East Campus

Temecula Valley Hospital

University of California Irvine Health

Valley Children’s Hospital


Centura Health Castle Rock Adventist Hospital

Centura Health-Mercy Regional Medical Center

Centura Health-Penrose Hospital

Centura Health-St. Francis Medical Center

Good Samaritan Medical Center

Longmont United Hospital


MidState Medical Center

The William W. Backus Hospital


Bayhealth Hospital Sussex Campus


AdventHealth Altamonte Springs

AdventHealth Apopka

AdventHealth East Orlando

AdventHealth Kissimmee

AdventHealth Orlando

AdventHealth North Pinellas

AdventHealth Sebring

AdventHealth Tampa

AdventHealth Wauchula

AdventHealth Winter Park

AdventHealth Zephyrhills

Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida

Healthpark Medical Center

Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital

Lee Memorial Hospital

Nemours Children’s Hospital, Orlando

Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies


Fairview Park Hospital

Floyd Polk Medical Center​

University Hospital


North Hawaii Community Hospital​


Rush University Medical Center


Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center


Our Lady of the Angels Hospital

St. Tammany Health System



Northern Light Blue Hill Hospital

Pen Bay Medical Center

Stephens Memorial Hospital

Waldo County General Hospital


Berkshire Medical Center

Brigham And Women’s Hospital

Holy Family Hospital at Merrimack Valley

Holyoke Medical Center

Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital


Children’s Hospital of Michigan

Covenant Medical Center Harrison Campus

MidMichigan Medical Center-Clare

MidMichigan Medical Center-Gladwin

ProMedica Bixby Hospital


Mercy Hospital St. Louis


Great Plains Health​


Henderson Hospital

Northern Nevada Medical Center

New Hampshire

Portsmouth Regional Hospital

New Jersey

Bayshore Medical Center

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

St. Luke’s Warren Campus

New Mexico

Heart Hospital of New Mexico

Lovelace Medical Center-Downtown

New York

NYU Langone Hospitals

NYU Winthrop Hospital

White Plains Hospital

North Carolina

Alamance Regional Medical Center

FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital

Rex Hospital, Inc.


Summa Health, Barberton Campus


Mercy Hospital Ada


Butler Memorial Hospital

Lancaster General Hospital

Lehigh Valley Hospital – Pocono

Meadville Medical Center

St. Luke’s Hospital-Allentown Campus

St. Luke’s Hospital-Anderson Campus

St. Luke’s Monroe Campus

St. Luke’s University Hospital-Bethlehem Campus

UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital

Wellspan Waynesboro Hospital

South Carolina

Prisma Health Baptist Parkridge

Rhode Island

Newport Hospital


Methodist Le Bonheur Germantown Hospital


Ascension Seton Hays

Ascension Seton Northwest

Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center

CHI St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands Hospital

CHI St. Luke’s Health Lakeside Hospital

Cook Children’s Medical Center

Memorial Medical Center-San Augustine

UT Health North Campus Tyler


Augusta Health

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center

Inova Alexandria Hospital

Inova Fair Oaks Hospital

Inova Loudoun Hospital

Winchester Medical Center


Mary Bridge Children’s Hospital & Health Network

Virginia Mason Medical Center

Related reading:

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

The 50 best hospitals in the US, according to Healthgrades


  1. I have no faith in this bogus rating system. It is not accurate. This is simply something that hospitals pay for in order to get a good rating when they can’t get it from JACHO or others. There is no perfect rating system except for patient testimonials that should not be reported to the hospital but on an independent forum. I find rating systems do not parallel with reality.

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