100 Great Hospitals - 41-60

Martin Memorial Hospital (Stuart, Fla.).
When Martin Health System was founded in 1939, its flagship hospital had 23 beds and three physicians. Now the hospital has grown to 316 beds and has made strides in its medical accomplishments, receiving awards and recognition for many of its specialties. Martin Memorial Hospital was named to Thomson Reuters' 100 Top Hospitals and 50 Top Cardio Hospitals in 2011. It is also a Blue Distinction Center for three specialty services.

Massachusetts General Hospital (Boston). The 907-bed Massachusetts General is the third oldest hospital in the country and in 2011 it celebrated its 200th anniversary. Massachusetts General, home to the largest hospital-based research program in the United States, is consistently publishing major findings and breakthoughs in medicine. Recently, it found that a blood test could accurately diagnose depression. This Magnet-recognized hospital was named one of Thomson Reuters' 100 Top Hospitals in 2011 and recently struck an affiliation agreement with Cooley Dickinson Hospital in Northampton, Mass., extending its clinical reach.

Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minn.). Mayo Clinic was founded in 1889 after a tornado struck Rochester and the town needed a temporary hospital, which was later made permanent. Now, more than one million people from all 50 states, and roughly 150 countries, visit the hospital each year. It's Magnet-recognized for nursing excellence was named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital in 2011. This year, Mayo Clinic is launching capital projects valued at $600 million.

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (Houston). Founded in 1907, this 906-bed hospital was named a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital in 2011, and its parent company, Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, was named to Thomson Reuters' Top 15 Health Systems as well. The hospital, which is the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, announced it will open a new cancer center in 2012. Following the 2011 Tucson shooting, former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords spent time here for rehabilitation and therapy.

Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Methodist Dallas Medical Center was opened in 1927 by a group of Methodist ministers and civic leaders as a 100-bed facility. Today, the 515-bed has grown to become one of the top teaching and referral hospitals in the area. The hospital includes more than 250 physicians, a staff that continues to grow in number as the hospital recently added 78 physicians in 2011 alone. Last year was the third year in a row Methodist Dallas Medical Center experienced its strongest financial performance in its history.

The Methodist Hospital (Houston). The Methodist Hospital, the flagship hospital of the Methodist Hospital System in Houston, has consistently been recognized for its delivery of care. This Magnet-recognized hospital was ranked first by U.S. News & World Report in Houston metro area in 2010-2011 and was awarded the HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2011 and 2012. Open since 1919, The Methodist Hospital is also a teaching hospital affiliated with Weill Medical College of Cornell University.

Montefiore Medical Center (New York City). Montefiore was founded in 1884 by a group of philanthropic leaders in New York's Jewish community. The teaching hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore has made great strides in care delivery and medical innovation: It established one of the country's first hospital-based social work departments in 1905 and opened the nation's first headache unit in 1945. U.S. News & World Report ranked the hospital 6th in the New York metropolitan area. Montefiore was selected by CMS to participate in the 2012 Pioneer Accountable Care Organization program.

Mount Sinai Hospital (New York City).
Mount Sinai Hospital, a 1,171-bed teaching facility in New York City, has delivered healthcare services since 1852. The hospital was recently ranked third in the New York area by U.S. News & World Report and 16th of all hospitals in country, earning the hospital Honor Roll Status. In addition to being named one of the state's safest hospitals by the Niagara Health Quality Coalition, Mount Sinai also boasts a reputable school of medicine, which was ranked 2nd out of 126 medical schools nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in 2010.

Morton Plant Hospital (Clearwater, Fla.). Founded in 1916, the 687-bed Morton Plant Hospital delivers healthcare in 50 specialties, with centers of excellence for cardiology, oncology, neurosciences, women's services and orthopedics. Morton Plant Hospital is also the only hospital to be recognized as one of Thomson Reuters' 50 Top Hospitals for cardiac care in 2011 for the 13th straight year.

Munson Medical Center (Traverse City, Mich.). Munson Medical Center was the first general hospital in Northern Michigan after James Decker Munson, MD, a well-known humanitarian and neurologist, donated a boarding house for use as a hospital in 1915. The 391-bed, Magnet-designated hospital is currently the largest hospital in the region and performed the area's first open-heart surgery in 1990. MMC, which also has been a Thomson Reuters Top 100 Hospital 13 times and has earned several HealthGrades awards over the past two years, is also the only hospital in Northern Michigan to house a neonatal intensive care unit and inpatient behavioral health services.

NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (New York City). Heralded as the number one hospital in New York City and nationally ranked in 15 adult specialties and 10 pediatric specialties by U.S. News & World Report, few hospitals compare to NewYork-Presbyterian, the second-oldest hospital in the United States. It was founded in 1771 as The New York Hospital — granted as a royal charter from King George III — and merged with The Presbyterian Hospital in 1998 to create one of the largest academic medical institutions in the country and world. NewYork-Presbyterian, which is partnered with the Weill Cornell Medical College, holds a slew of medical firsts, including the first successful heart transplant in a child and the first hospital to have a female professor of clinical medicine.

Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago). Centered in one of the great hubs of hospital healthcare in the United States, Northwestern Memorial Hospital serves as the teaching hospital for the renowned Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. The Magnet hospital was the sole recipient of the prestigious National Quality Award in 2011, presented by the National Committee for Quality Health Care. Northwestern Memorial has also been active in construction and research trials in the past year: It opened a new, 36-bed cardiology wing in its Galter Pavilion, began presenting plans to construct a 25-story, $344 million medical office building, and partnered with the Northern Illinois Proton Treatment Center to study nuclear medicine and proton beam therapy.

NYU Langone Medical Center (New York City). NYU Langone Medical Center is ranked highly among the nation's top academic medical centers for both overall recommended and surgical care, based on government data and key quality indicators. It is composed of Tisch Hospital, the Hospital for Joint Diseases, the Hassenfeld Pediatric Center, Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine and NYU School of Medicine. NYU Langone raised $1 billion in philanthropy in five years, was awarded $257.1 million in research funding in 2011, added 2.3 million square feet to its campus, and will open the new Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Pavilion in 2017.

Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans). A 473-bed, Magnet-designated hospital, Ochsner Medical Center is at the forefront of healthcare in the New Orleans region. It offers more than 110 different, specific medical services — ranging from cervical cancer and sports medicine to maternal fetal medicine and parathyroid gland surgery. Ochsner is also devoted to community outreach and preventive care, offering several different community outreach programs. Most famous is its "Change the Kids, Change the Future" initiative, which looks to improve the choices and behaviors of local children and their families through exercise, nutrition and the promotion of preventive health.

Paoli (Pa.) Hospital. A 157-bed facility, Paoli Hospital is Magnet recognized, and its cancer center is one of only 50 research programs in the country designated as a Community Clinical Oncology Program by the National Cancer Institute. In 2009 and 2010, Paoli Hospital earned the Premier Award for Quality, indicating clinical excellence and operational efficiency, and it was only one of 21 hospitals to earn this designation. Paoli Hospital is also a vanguard for creating a wellness culture by offering physical activity support, increasing healthy eating options at work and promoting wellness initiatives to its employees.

Presbyterian Hospital (Charlotte, N.C.). The 521-bed Presbyterian Hospital is the flagship facility of Novant Health. The hospital started off as a 20-bed facility with a barbershop, fruit stand and saloon underneath it in 1903, and now Presbyterian stands as one of the eminent healthcare institutions in North Carolina. Presbyterian Hospital received the 2011 President's Award and 55 other awards from Professional Research Consultants, a national healthcare marketing firm that conducts satisfaction surveys for the hospital. After two years of construction, Presbyterian completed a new wing last September that includes pediatric emergency services, seven operating rooms designed by Presbyterian surgeons and OR staff, and a pharmacy.

Providence Hospital (Southfield, Mich.).
For nine straight years, Thomson Reuters has named Providence Hospital a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital, a designation that only two other institutions have achieved. Providence was also recognized by the MHA Keystone Center for Patient Safety and Quality for making Michigan a leader in implementing evidenced-based practices and making healthcare safer. Medical breakthroughs permeate Providence's history, as it was the first hospital in the United States to treat patients in an aneurysm coil study, and Providence surgeons performed the area's first FDA-approved brain stent procedure.

Providence Regional Medical Center (Everett, Wash.). The Sisters of Providence had a vision for healthcare in the Northwest, as they purchased the Monte Cristo Hotel for $50,000 in 1905, eventually turning it into the 75-bed Providence Hospital — which is now known as Providence Regional Medical Center. Since then, PRMC has grown into a 372-bed, award-winning facility that serves patients from a five-county region. Last June, PRMC opened its new $500 million medical tower. The 12-story Marshall and Katherine Cymbaluk Medical Tower features 240 patient beds and the latest medical and diagnostic imaging equipment.

Regional Hospital of Scranton (Pa.). For more than a century, Regional Hospital of Scranton has provided healthcare to the residents of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Regional Hospital has been a leader in the region when it comes to cardiac care over the past 40 years. In 1965, it established the area's first coronary care unit, and it also performed the region's first open heart surgery. HealthGrades has taken notice of Regional Hospital's quality healthcare, naming it one of America's 50 Best Hospitals and bestowing it with the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for the past three years. Last year, the 198-bed hospital became part of Franklin, Tenn.-based Community Health Systems, and now Regional Hospital is part of CHS' regional healthcare system, Commonwealth Health.

Rex Hospital (Raleigh, N.C.). Part of UNC Health Care, the 665-bed Rex Hospital is no stranger to innovation in the region and state. Rex Hospital was the first in the region to receive Magnet recognition, the first in the area to implement sentinel node procedures for breast cancer, the first regional bariatric center of excellence and more. More than 1,100 physicians are on the Rex Healthcare medical staff, and this year, the hospital received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence and 12 other service line excellence awards from HealthGrades.

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