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).

Click here for more on our hospital rankings project, here for a detailed methodology, and here for our hospital guide issue.

These rankings were created in partnership with the Lown Institute, a non-partisan health care think tank. For more hospital rankings, visit their website.

Please contact David Greene at 202-413-4736 or D.greene1@comcast.net to inquire about the Best Hospitals in America emblem for advertising and marketing use or an advertising campaign, including print/online combos and other opportunities. 

Honor Roll: The 20 Best Hospitals for America

50 Best Major Teaching Hospitals for America

100 Best Safety Net Hospitals for America