100 great hospitals in America | 2017

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to release the 2017 edition of its list of "100 great hospitals in America."

The hospitals included on this list are renowned for excellence. They are industry leaders in innovation, quality patient care and clinical research, and have received recognition across various publications and accrediting organizations.

The Becker's Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on analysis of several ranking and award agencies, including U.S. News and World Report's 2016-17 Honor Roll and specialty rankings, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades, Truven Health Analytics top hospitals, Most Wired hospitals and Magnet accreditation.

Note: This list is not an endorsement of included hospitals, health systems or associated healthcare providers, and organizations cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Organizations are presented in alphabetical order.


Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Allina Health (Minneapolis). Abbott Northwestern serves more than 200,000 patients across Minneapolis/St. Paul and the upper Midwest. [READ MORE]

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital provided care to more pediatric patients and their families than any other children's hospital in Illinois in 2015. [READ MORE]

Aspirus Wausau (Wis.) Hospital. Aspirus Wausau is the flagship hospital of the Aspirus health system, which employees more than 7,000 people and provides care to residents across 14 counties in central and northern Wisconsin, as well as Michigan's Upper Peninsula. [READ MORE]

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix. Formerly known as Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, this hospital first opened in an apartment building after Lulu Clifton, a Methodist deaconess, arrived in Phoenix in 1911 and decided to open a hospital. [READ MORE]

Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis). As the largest private employer in the St. Louis area, Barnes Jewish Hospital at Washington University Medical Center is staffed by 1,800 medical workers. [READ MORE]

Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas). This hospital houses more than 20 medical specialty centers and was ranked the No. 3 hospital in Texas and the No. 1 hospital in Dallas by U.S. News & World Report in 2016-17. [READ MORE]

Beaumont Hospital — Royal Oak (Mich.) Campus. This Michigan hospital got its start in 1955 as a 255-bed hospital and has since grown into a tertiary care hospital equipped with more than 1,070 beds. [READ MORE]

Billings (Mont.) Clinic. With a staff of approximately 4,000 people — including 400 physicians — this 304-bed Montana hospital is one of the largest employers in the state. [READ MORE]

Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital (Charleston, S.C.). Bon Secours-St. Francis Hospital got its start in 1882 as the St. Francis Infirmary in downtown Charleston, the first Catholic hospital in South Carolina. [READ MORE]  

Boston Children's Hospital. The 404-bed Boston Children's Hospital is one of the largest pediatric medical centers in the United States. The hospital sees approximately 25,000 inpatient admissions every year. [READ MORE]

Boston Medical Center. Boston Medical Center is a not-for-profit academic medical center and, with 72 percent of its patients coming from underserved populations, the largest provider of safety-net healthcare in New England. [READ MORE]

Brigham and Women's Hospital (Boston). An international destination for healthcare, Brigham and Women's Hospital includes 150 outpatient practices and serves patients from across the United States and more than 120 countries from around the globe. BWH has more than 1,200 physicians across its outpatient practices. [READ MORE]

Carilion Roanoke (Va.) Memorial Hospital. With 703 beds and a 60-bed neonatal intensive care unit, Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital is one of the largest hospitals in the state. [READ MORE]

Carolinas Medical Center (Charlotte, N.C.).  Founded in the 1940s as Charlotte Memorial Hospital, Carolinas Medical Center now serves as the flagship hospital for Charlotte-based Carolinas HealthCare System. [READ MORE]

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles). Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the United States, boasting 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of healthcare workers and employees. [READ MORE]

Centura Health-Porter Adventist Hospital (Denver). Porter Adventist Hospital has served the people of Denver and the surrounding communities since 1930. The hospital is now equipped with 368 beds and staffed by 936 affiliated physicians. [READ MORE]

Charleston (W.Va.) Area Medical Center. This complex of Charleston-area hospitals is the flagship institution of the CAMC Health System, which employs nearly 7,000 people and includes CAMC General Hospital, CAMC Memorial Hospital, CAMC Teays Valley Hospital and CAMC Women and Children's Hospital. [READ MORE]

CHI St. Luke's Health — Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center (Houston). Opened in 1954 as St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center is equipped with 850 beds and 3,919 employees, including 1,555 registered nurses. [READ MORE]

CHI St. Vincent Infirmary (Little Rock, Ark.). CHI St. Vincent Infirmary got its start in 1888 as the 10-bed Charity Hospital and has since blossomed into the flagship hospital of CHI St. Vincent Health System and the No. 1 hospital in Arkansas for 2016-17, as rated by U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE]

Children's Hospital Los Angeles. This pediatric hospital began in 1901 in tiny house in the Los Angeles neighborhood now known as Chinatown and has since grown into a 495-bed hospital of national renown. [READ MORE]

Children's Hospital Colorado (Aurora). With more than a century of experience in pediatric care and 16 locations in Colorado staffed by more than 3,000 pediatric care experts, Children's Hospital Colorado cares for more children than any other hospital in a seven-state region. [READ MORE]

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia was the nation's first hospital focused exclusively on pediatric medicine when it opened in 1855. [READ MORE]

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC rests on 10 acres in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. [READ MORE]

Children's National Health System (Washington, D.C.). Children's National Health System's main hospital has grown from a 12-bed facility opened in 1870 to a 313-bed hospital. [READ MORE]

Christiana Hospital (Newark, Del.). Christiana Hospital is 913-bed, 1.3-million-square-foot facility and home to Delaware's only Level I trauma center. [READ MORE]

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Founded in 1883, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center is one of the oldest pediatric hospitals in the United States. [READ MORE]

Cleveland Clinic. Founded in 1921, Cleveland Clinic now includes more than 4,450 beds systemwide and more than 1,400 beds at its flagship hospital. [READ MORE]

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (Boston). The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute got its start in 1947 when Sidney Farber, MD, founded the Children's Cancer Research Foundation to provide cancer treatment to children and develop preventative treatments and cures for the future. [READ MORE]

Duke University Hospital (Durham, N.C.). The 957-bed Duke University Hospital is the flagship hospital of Duke Health and features a regional emergency center, an endosurgery center and a major surgery suite fitted with 51 operating rooms. [READ MORE]

Emory University Hospital (Atlanta). Emory University Hospital began as a 50-bed facility housed in a downtown Atlanta Civil War-era mansion in 1904. [READ MORE]

Florida Hospital Orlando. Florida Hospital Orlando can trace its roots back to 1908 when the hospital began in two-story farmhouse set up to treat the surrounding rural population. [READ MORE]

Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital (Milwaukee). Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Froedtert Hospital is one of two academic medical centers in Wisconsin and home to the only Level I trauma center in eastern Wisconsin. [READ MORE]

Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, Pa.). In 1905, 85-year-old Abigail Geisinger founded Geisinger Medical Center, which grew into the flagship facility of the physician-led Geisinger Health System. [READ MORE]

Hackensack (N.J.) University Medical Center. Founded in 1888,HackensackUMC is a nonprofit teaching and research hospital with 775 beds. [READ MORE]

Hospital for Special Surgery (New York City). Founded in 1863, HSS represents America's oldest orthopedic hospital, now performing the most hip and knee surgeries in the nation. [READ MORE]

Houston Methodist Hospital. Houston Methodist Hospital is the flagship hospital of Houston Methodist, which includes six community hospitals. [READ MORE]

Indiana University Health University Hospital (Indianapolis).  As a teaching hospital, IU Health University Hospital has trained more than half of the physicians practicing in Indiana. [READ MORE]

Integris Baptist Medical Center (Oklahoma City). Founded in 1959, Integris Baptist Medical Center now encompasses eight centers of excellence, including the Nazih Zuhdi Transplant Institute. [READ MORE]

Intermountain Medical Center (Murray, Utah). The medical center, opened in 2007, is the flagship facility for Salt Lake City-based Intermountain Healthcare. [READ MORE]

The Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore). The hospital opened in 1889 with 220 beds, growing to more than a dozen mini-hospitals and centers in present day. Johns Hopkins Hospital is a Level I trauma center that encompasses 37 buildings, 1,145 beds and 33 operating rooms, offering services in 226 clinical areas. [READ MORE]

Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest (Allentown, Pa.). Founded in 1899, Lehigh Valley Hospital serves as the flagship location of the Lehigh Valley Health Network, which includes three hospital locations and contributes more than $4.1 billion to Pennsylvania's economy annually. [READ MORE]

Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford (Palo Alto, Calif.). The children's hospital opened in 1991, serving as Stanford Children's Health main entity. [READ MORE]

Loyola University Medical Center (Maywood, Ill.). The 547-bed Loyola University Medical Center includes a Level I trauma center, burn center, transplant center and a 20-bed unit for patients undergoing stem cell transplant. [READ MORE]

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). Ranked No. 1 among Massachusetts hospitals and No. 3 in the country by U.S. News & World Report for2016-17, Mass General was the original Harvard Medical School teaching hospital. [READ MORE]

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mayo Clinic's Rochester campus comprises the 794-bed Mayo Clinic Hospital, Methodist Campus and the 1,265-bed Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus. [READ MORE]

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston). Memorial Hermann-TMC was founded in 1925 and serves as the McGovern Medical School UTHealth's primary teaching hospital. [READ MORE]

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (New York City). Founded in 1884, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center now houses 471 inpatient beds. [READ MORE]

Mercy Hospital (Chicago). Back in 1852, Mercy became Chicago's first chartered teaching hospital. [READ MORE]

Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City). Mount Sinai Hospital opened in 1852 and now houses 1,171 beds. The hospital established a medical school — now called the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai — in 1963. [READ MORE]

Nationwide Children's Hospital (Columbus, Ohio). Nationwide Children's Hospital opened in 1892 with nine beds and has grown to serve about 1.2 million patients annually today. [READ MORE] 

Nebraska Medicine – Nebraska Medical Center (Omaha). Nebraska Medical Center falls under the umbrella of Nebraska Medicine and serves as the teaching hospital for UNMC. [READ MORE]

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City). A merger between The New York Hospital and The Presbyterian Hospital in 1998 created NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. RankedNo. 1 among New York City hospitals byU.S. News & World Report, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital has about 2,600 beds and more than 6,500 affiliated physicians. [READ MORE]

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). In 1972, the consolidation of Passavant Memorial and Wesley Memorial created the teaching hospital for Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine: Northwestern Memorial Hospital. [READ MORE]

NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). NYU Langone Medical Center is an academic medical center consisting of five inpatient locations, including Tisch Hospital and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. [READ MORE]

Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans). Ochsner Medical includes the Ochsner Cancer Institute, Ochsner Multi-Organ Transplant Center and Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute. [READ MORE]

OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital. Opened in 2008, Dublin Methodist Hospital was designed to emphasize the patient experience.[READ MORE]

Oregon Health & Science University Hospital (Portland). The Oregon Health & Science University Hospital opened in 1973 as part of OHSU, which includes a Level I trauma center and a Center for Women's Health that is among the 20 national Centers of Excellence in the specialty. [READ MORE]

Penrose-St. Francis Health Services (Colorado Springs, Colo.). The Sisters of Francis and the Sisters of Charity founded Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, which is now part of Centennial, Colo.-based Centura Health. Penrose-St. Francis, which includes Penrose Hospital and St. Francis Medical Center, has 522 licensed beds and 978 affiliated physicians. [READ MORE]

Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins, Colo.). Founded in 1925,the hospital became a member of Denver-based University of Colorado Health in 2012. [READ MORE]

Providence Portland (Ore.) Medical Center. The 483-licensed bed medical center is a part of Providence Health & Services, a nonprofit, Catholic health system based in Renton, Wash. [READ MORE]

Rush University Medical Center (Chicago). Rush University Medical Center, a nonprofit academic medical center, houses 664 beds and employs more than 800 healthcare providers.[READ MORE]

Sanford USD Medical Center (Sioux Falls, S.D.). Sanford USD Medical Center, a part of Sioux Falls-based Sanford Health, serves as the teaching hospital for the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. [READ MORE]

Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center (Boise, Idaho). Established in 1894 by the Sisters of the Holy Cross, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center provides care to people in southwest Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. [READ MORE]

Sanford Medical Center (Bismarck, N.D.). A part of Sioux Falls-based Sanford Health, Sanford Medical Center holds 223 beds and is a Level II emergency and trauma center. [READ MORE]

Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Health Care System. Sarasota Memorial was founded in 1925 and features obstetrical services, pediatrics, a Level III neonatal intensive care and a Level II trauma center. [READ MORE]

Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla (Calif.). Founded in 1924 by Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla now has 444 licensed beds, a Level II trauma center and 24-hour emergency services. [READ MORE]

Seattle Children's Hospital. Reaching as far as the Arctic Circle, Seattle Children's serves pediatric patients across Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho — the largest region of any pediatric hospital in the U.S. U.S. News & World Report ranked Seattle Children's among the top 10 children's hospitals in the nation overall and ranked it nationally in 10 specialties in its 2016-17 rankings.[READ MORE]

Sentara Norfolk (Va.) General Hospital. Sentara Norfolk General Hospital is the flagship of the 12-hospital Norfolk-based Sentara Healthcare system, which dates back to 1888 when it started as the 25-bed Retreat for the Sick in Norfolk. [READ MORE]

Spectrum Health Medical Center-Butterworth Hospital (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Butterworth Hospital is the flagship hospital for the Spectrum Health Medical Center. [READ MORE]

St. Cloud (Minn.) Hospital. Founded as a small community hospital by the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict in 1886, St. Cloud Hospital is a Catholic-affiliated comprehensive regional medical center with 489 licensed beds, 440 physicians and nearly 5,000 employees.[READ MORE]

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (Memphis, Tenn.). St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was founded by entertainer Danny Thomas under the belief that "no child should die in the dawn of life."[READ MORE]

St. Luke's Boise (Idaho) Medical Center. St. Luke's Boise Medical Center is the flagship hospital of St. Luke's Health System, which is the largest healthcare provider in the state.[READ MORE]

Stanford Health Care-Stanford (Calif.) Hospital. Stanford Hospital, part of the Stanford Health Care system, has 613 licensed beds and a medical staff of more than 2,500. [READ MORE]

Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital. Tampa General Hospital, a private, nonprofit academic medical center, is one of Florida's largest hospitals with 1,011 licensed beds and about 7,300 employees. [READ MORE]

Texas Children's Hospital (Houston). Texas Children's Hospital ranks among the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (Columbus, Ohio). The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is home to the 900-bed University Hospital, a cancer hospital and research institute, lung research institute, heart hospital, rehabilitation hospital and outpatient care facilities throughout the state. [READ MORE]

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals (Philadelphia). Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals has 937 licensed beds across five locations and a medical staff of more than 1,500. [READ MORE]

UAB Hospital (Birmingham, Ala.). The 1,157-bed UAB Hospital is a major hub for clinical research and cutting-edge medical care. [READ MORE]  

UC San Diego Medical Center. This 390-bed academic medical center is one of two main campuses for UC San Diego Health and the main clinical teaching hub for UC San Diego School of Medicine. [READ MORE]

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center (Los Angeles). Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center consistently ranks among the top hospitals in the country.[READ MORE]

UCSF Medical Center (San Francisco). This $1.6 billion research and teaching hospital is affiliated with UC San Francisco and spans three campuses throughout the city, plus outreach clinics throughout the region. [READ MORE]

UnityPoint Health-St. Luke's Hospital (Cedar Rapids, Iowa). St. Luke's Hospital tied for the second best hospital in the state in 2016-17, according to U.S. News & World Report. [READ MORE]

UC Davis Medical Center (Sacramento). This $1.7 billion, 627-bed teaching hospital provides high-quality care in each of nearly 1 million patient visits annually.[READ MORE]

University of Chicago Medicine. Since it opened in 1927, University of Chicago Medicine has expanded to include an 805-bed medical center, children's hospital, the Pritzker School of Medicine and a biological sciences division. [READ MORE]

University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora). This academic hospital is anchored by the Anschutz Medical Campus, but operates primary and specialty care clinics around the state. [READ MORE]

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (Iowa City). University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is the state's only comprehensive academic medical center and a regional referral center. [READ MORE]

The University of Kansas Health System (Kansas City). Part of the University of Kansas Health System, University of Kansas Hospital, also known as KU Med, is ranked No. 1 in the state and nationally ranked in 11 specialties by U.S. News & World Report for 2016-17. [READ MORE]

University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital (Lexington). The 569-bed University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital is home to the region's only Level I trauma center and Level IV neonatal intensive care unit.[READ MORE]

Michigan Medicine (Ann Arbor). With 1,000 licensed medical and surgical beds and 26,000 employees, Michigan Medicine is one of the state's largest hospitals and academic medical centers. [READ MORE]

University of North Carolina Medical Center (Chapel Hill). UNC Medical Center consists of a cancer hospital, children's hospital, neurosciences hospital, women's hospital and the N.C. Memorial Hospital.[READ MORE]

University of Pennsylvania-Penn Presbyterian Medical Center (Philadelphia). Penn Presbyterian is part of Penn Medicine — a health system with more than two centuries of history. [READ MORE]

University of Rochester (N.Y.) Medical Center. As an academic medical center, URMC is the main hub for University of Rochester's teaching and research initiatives, which brought in nearly $1.3 billion in funding over the past five years. [READ MORE]

University of Tennessee Medical Center (Knoxville). The 609-bed University of Tennessee Medical Center plays a crucial role in Knoxville and the surrounding region. [READ MORE]

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston). MD Anderson Cancer Center was founded as part of the University of Texas System in 1941, in the midst of World War II. [READ MORE]

University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics (Salt Lake City). University of Utah Hospitals and Clinics is the No. 1 hospital in the state, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016-17 rankings. [READ MORE]

University of Washington Medical Center (Seattle). UW Medical Center was one of the smallest teaching hospitals in the country when it opened in 1959.[READ MORE]

UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside (Pittsburgh).  This 520-bed tertiary care hospital ranks No. 2 in the state and No. 12 in the country according to U.S. News & World Report's rankings for2016-17. [READ MORE]

UW Health-University Hospital (Madison, Wis.). The flagship of the UW Health System, University Hospital is a 505-bed regional referral center.[READ MORE]

Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Nashville). VUMC includes an 850-bed hospital and psychiatric hospital, in addition to a 267-bed children's hospital. [READ MORE]

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (Winston-Salem, N.C.) Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is a 1,004-bed integrated system that includes the Davie Medical Center locations in Bermuda Run and Mocksville, N.C., and the not-for-profit Lexington (N.C.) Medical Center. [READ MORE]

Yale New Haven (Conn.) Hospital. Yale New Haven Hospital dates back to 1826, when it was founded as the General Hospital Society of Connecticut.[READ MORE]

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