Honor Roll: The 20 Best Hospitals for America

The Washington Monthly ranks hospitals on how well they save lives, save money, and serve everyone. Below is our ranking of the 20 best hospitals for America. These institutions performed above average (typically far above) in each of three broad categories: patient outcomes (mortality 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 the rest of our rankings.

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

All numbers are percentile scores.

RankNameLocationSize (By Bedcount)Overall Patient OutcomesClinical OutcomesPatient SafetyPatient SatisfactionOverall Civic LeadershipCommunity BenefitInclusivityPay EquityOverall Value of Care (Avoiding Overuse)
1JPS Health Network*+Fort Worth, TXXL83.883.858.629.899.599.791.050.690.0
2Marshall Medical CenterPlacerville, CAM87.180.977.357.594.596.636.055.399.8
3UPMC McKeesportMcKeesport, PAM94.680.993.635.086.674.989.566.798.4
4Seton Northwest HospitalAustin, TXM98.593.094.363.880.283.636.263.675.4
5Mercy Health–West HospitalCincinnati, OHL98.283.997.767.866.262.576.826.095.3
6Providence Portland Medical CenterPortland, ORXL98.198.688.266.558.654.476.723.191.4
7HealthAlliance–Clinton HospitalLeominster, MAM89.377.184.146.188.670.195.947.997.4
8Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center*Houston, TXXL94.090.173.938.487.491.962.224.078.0
9Parkland Health and Hospital System*Dallas, TXXL65.859.759.828.499.899.998.918.892.6
10Boston Medical Center Corporation*+Boston, MAXL69.165.361.820.499.298.099.720.593.1
11Norton Community HospitalNorton, VAS95.587.583.555.773.967.463.075.485.0
12St Luke's Magic Valley RMCTwin Falls, IDL99.287.298.859.156.357.730.057.966.3
13University of Colorado Hospital Authority*Aurora, COXL92.893.352.067.869.956.179.153.296.1
14Sentara Halifax Regional HospitalSouth Boston, VAXL86.969.096.548.982.786.251.850.196.7
15Ochsner Medical Center–Baton RougeBaton Rouge, LAM93.890.582.451.473.757.485.846.685.0
16Providence Centralia HospitalCentralia, WAS78.054.597.533.883.472.689.248.799.2
17Penn Presbyterian Medical CenterPhiladelphia, PAL93.490.072.963.858.444.983.427.689.6
18Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital CleburneCleburne, TXS76.871.360.367.895.195.277.275.577.8
19Wellstar Paulding HospitalHiram, GAL86.787.553.270.191.084.091.556.069.4
20Oroville Hospital+Oroville, CAM74.875.647.61.596.394.096.545.869.4
Definitions:
XS=6–49, S=50–99, M=100–199, L=200–399, XL=400+ beds
* = Major teaching,  + = Safety net