Welcome to the Washington Monthly’s Best Hospitals for America rankings, where we rate hospitals on how well they save lives, save money, and serve everyone.
It’s our answer to U.S. News’ hospital rankings, which rewards hospitals for their reputations and record of delivering expensive specialized treatments and surgeries—regardless of cost or the institution’s record of serving less-well-off people in its vicinity. By contrast, we rank hospitals based on their contribution to the public good in three broad categories: patient outcomes (mortality rates etc.), civic leadership (treating lower-income and minority patients etc.), and value of care (avoiding overtreatment).
These rankings were created in partnership the Lown Institute, a non-partisan health care think tank. For more hospital rankings, visit their website.