100 Great Hospitals - Page 2




Downtown Naples (Fla.) Hospital Campus. The Downtown Naples Hospital Campus is a 420-bed hospital with more than 500 physicians. The hospital has been awarded for excellent women's healthcare services by HealthGrades, along with cardiac care excellence. Downtown Naples' Shick Heart Center has been ranked among the top 5 percent of cardiac programs in the nation and has a mortality rate less than half of the national average. The first open heart surgery program in Collier County opened at Downtown Naples Hospital Campus in 1996.

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). Duke University Hospital's roots trace back to 1930, when it was founded with the intention to be the best medical institution between Baltimore and New Orleans. Today, this 924-bed academic medical center has been ranked as one of the top 10 hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report. Duke's innovations in community care and partnerships with local clinics caught the eye of President Barack Obama's administration, which used them as models for elements of healthcare reform. In 2012, the hospital will open its new $230 million cancer center.

Edward Hospital (Naperville, Ill.). Soon after Edward Hospital was founded in 1907 with 45 beds, it treated its first patient — a 23-month old named Frederich, who had been kicked by a horse. This hospital, which has since grown to include more than 1,000 physicians and 309 beds, is Magnet-recognized for nursing excellence and was named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital in 2011. It was the first hospital in Illinois to offer all private rooms and is launching a $64 million expansion project in 2012.  

Emory University Hospital (Atlanta). Emory University Hospital dates back to 1904, when a hospital was founded in an Atlanta mansion that had somehow survived the destruction of the Civil War. U.S. News & World Report ranked the 579-bed hospital as first in the Atlanta metropolitan area in 2011 and as one of the top 10 cardiology programs in the country nine times. Press Ganey has also recognized Emory University Hospital for high patient satisfaction in its emergency department, which it plans to double in size in 2012.  

Evanston (Ill.) Hospital. The flagship of the four-hospital NorthShore University HealthSystem, Evanston Hospital was founded in 1891 with six beds and 12 physicians. Today, the hospital is known as the regional center for high-risk obstetrics, and it also serves as a Level I trauma center. Evanston Hospital was named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital in 2011. HealthGrades also rated it as a 50 Best Hospital in 2011 and recognized it with the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence the past two years.

Forsyth Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.). The 932-bed Forsyth Medical Center is a Magnet-recognized hospital that won HealthGrades' Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2011. The hospital, which became part of 13-hospital Novant Health in 1997, is consistently upgrading its cardiology services. In 2011 alone, Forsyth Medical Center opened its Women's Heart Center and announced plans to affiliate with Cleveland Clinic for cardiac care.

Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, Pa.). Geisinger Medical Center was founded in 1915 by Abigail A. Geisinger, the widow of an iron tycoon who used her fortune to found a regional medical center based on the group practice model. The 404-bed hospital is Magnet-recognized for nursing excellence, commonly hailed by experts and policymakers as a model for healthcare reform and integrated care, and received the Thomson Reuters 100 Top Hospital National Benchmarks Award for overall organizational performance in 2011.

Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center (La Crosse, Wis.). Gundersen Lutheran is a 325-bed hospital that was born from a 1995 merger between Gundersen Clinic and Lutheran Hospital-LaCrosse. Surgeon Adolf Gundersen, the clinic's founder, was part of the 1917 court decision that ruled hospitals could develop their own criteria for medical staff. The hospital won HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2011 and 2012 and was also named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital in 2011.

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center.
Founded in 1888 with 12 beds, Hackensack University Medical Center has since grown to become one of the state's largest inpatient and outpatient facilities with 763 beds and numerous teaching and research programs. In 2011, the Magnet-recognized hospital was named one of the 50 best in the country by HealthGrades and was ranked within the top 10 of the 184 hospitals in the New York metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital recently applied to CMS to form a Medicare accountable care organization.

Henrico Doctors' Hospital (Richmond, Va.). The 767-bed Henrico Doctors' Hospital is spread across three campuses, and in November 2011, it celebrated the completion of its five-year, $100 million expansion. HealthGrades named the hospital one of the 50 best in the nation in 2011 and also awarded Henrico Doctors' its Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2011 and 2012. Earlier last year, Henrico Doctors' became one of the first sites for minimally invasive da Vinci robotic surgeries in the mid-Atlantic region.

Henry Ford Hospital (Detroit). Henry Ford Hospital is one of four recipients across the country to win the 2011 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital third in the Detroit metropolitan area in 2011. Henry Ford opened its $12 million Innovation Institute last year to coordinate projects and find best practices and new technologies for hospital services, such as knifeless surgery, virtual breast biopsies and blood tests for brain injuries.  

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian (Newport Beach, Calif.). Founded in 1952, Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian is a 498-bed hospital that includes more than 1,200 physicians. A Magnet-recognized hospital, Hoag received the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2011 and 2012. It opened a hybrid cardiac operating room this year and also formed a commercial accountable care organization with Greater Newport Physicians Medical Group and Blue Shield of California.  

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York). Hospital for Special Surgery was founded in 1863, making it the oldest orthopedic hospital in the country. The 205-bed hospital was the first in New York City to receive Magnet recognition for nursing excellence, and it has also achieved the statistically lowest infection rates in the state. It also won HealthGrades' Outstanding Patient Experience Award in 2011 and was ranked first in orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2011. The hospital's physicians are team physicians for the New York Giants, New York Mets, New York Knicks and several other local athletic teams.  

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). Since it opened its doors in 1765, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania has served as the nucleus of Penn Medicine, which is the country's oldest medical school and includes roughly 2,100 physicians. The Magnet-recognized hospital was ranked within the top 10 hospitals in country overall by U.S. News & World Report for 2011-2012. In November 2011, the hospital announced plans for a $102 million expansion to its Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine.

Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis). Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital has been an influential healthcare hub in its state, as it was the first hospital in the state to have a motorized ambulance, perform a kidney transplant and implant an artificial heart. This Magnet-recognized hospital was ranked first out of 32 hospitals in the Indianapolis metropolitan area by U.S. News & World Report in 2011. The hospital is also home to the Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, one of the only clinically-based medical ethics centers in the country.

Inova Fairfax Hospital (Falls Church, Va.). U.S. News & World Report ranked Inova Fairfax Hospital third in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area in 2011. The hospital has earned Magnet-recognition for nursing excellence and was also named a Premier Top Performing Hospital in 2011. The hospital is in the midst of a five-year, $621 million construction project which involves a new 11-story patient tower and separate building for its women's hospital on the campus.

Intermountain Medical Center (Murray, Utah). Intermountain Medical Center is the flagship of the 22-hospital Intermountain Healthcare system. The hospital and its parent have been hailed by President Barack Obama and healthcare experts as the new standard for integrated care. It won HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2012 and 2011 and was ranked second of all hospitals in the Salt Lake City area by U.S. News & World Report.

Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune, N.J.). Jersey Shore University Medical Center's roots stem back to 1904 when it was founded as a 50-bed home for women and children and converted to a hospital one year later. This Magnet-recognized hospital is high-performing in six medical specialties, according to U.S. News & World Report, and has been named in Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work for three consecutive years. Jersey Shore University Medical Center is the teaching hospital for UMDNJ–Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). Johns Hopkins Hospital was founded in 1889 at the bequest of American entrepreneur and philanthropist Johns Hopkins. The 1,051-bed hospital was the first in Maryland to receive Magnet recognition for nursing excellence and U.S. News & World Report has ranked it as the number one hospital in the country consecutively for 21 years. With a $25 million gift, the hospital established a new center to study Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, this March.

Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.). The 570-bed Loyola University Medical Center, the teaching hospital of Loyola University Chicago's Stritch School of Medicine, has been caring for patients under the Jesuit philosophy for roughly 35 years. This Magnet-recognized hospital was ranked nationally in four adult specialties by U.S. News & World Report. It includes a Level 1 trauma center and burn center, and announced plans to open a new pavilion in 2013.  

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