154 top hospitals for care transitions

Becker's has compiled a list of the best hospitals for care transitions in each state using Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems data from CMS.

CMS shares 10 HCAHPS star ratings based on publicly reported HCAHPS measures. The care transitions star rating combines data from three HCAHPS survey questions:

  • During this hospital stay, staff took my preferences and those of my family or caregiver into account in deciding what my health care needs would be when I left.
  • When I left the hospital, I had a good understanding of the things I was responsible for in managing my health.
  • When I left the hospital, I clearly understood the purpose for taking each of my medications.

The star rating is based on survey data collected from hospital patients from July 2021 through June 2022. The figures are from CMS' Provider Data Catalog and were released April 26. Asterisks denote that CMS included a footnote about the organization's data, which are summarized below.  

The hospitals that received five stars for care transitions in every state:


Fayette Medical Center

Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital (Phenix City)

St. Vincent's Chilton (Clanton)

St. Vincent's Blount (Oneonta)



Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix)

Arizona Spine and Joint Hospital (Mesa)

Oasis Hospital (Phoenix)

Western Regional Medical Center (Goodyear)



Arkansas Surgical Hospital (North Little Rock)



Fresno Surgical Hospital

Stanislaus Surgical Hospital (Modesto)

Mammoth Hospital (Mammoth Lakes)



VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System (Aurora)

Animas Surgical Hospital (Durango)

OrthoColorado Hospital (Lakewood)

Eastern Rio Blanco County Health Service District (Meeker)



West Haven VA Medical Center 



Mayo Clinic Florida (Jacksonville)

Eglin AFB Hospital (Eglin Air Force Base)*



Southeastern Regional Medical Center (Newnan)

Eisenhower Army Medical Center (Fort Gordon)*

Optim Medical Center-Tattnall (Reidsville)



St. Luke's Wood River Medical Center (Ketchum)



Midwestern Region Medical Center (Zion)

Midwest Medical Center (Galena)

Carle Eureka Hospital 

Gibson Community Hospital (Gibson City)

Ferrell Hospital Community Foundations (Eldorado)

Valley West Community Hospital (Sandwich)



Schneck Medical Center (Seymour)

OrthoIndy Hospital (Indianapolis)

Orthopaedic Hospital at Parkview North (Fort Wayne)



Iowa City VA Medical Center 

Iowa Specialty Hospital-Belmond

Iowa Specialty Hospital-Clarion 

Jones Regional Medical Center (Anamosa)

Sioux Center Health 

Orange City Area Health System 



Kansas Surgery & Recovery Center (Wichita)

Salina Surgical Hospital 

Kansas City Orthopaedic Institute (Leawood)

Manhattan Surgical Hospital

Mercy Specialty Hospital Southeast Kansas (Galena)

Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center (Chanute)



Manchester Memorial Hospital 



Surgical Specialty Center of Baton Rouge

Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital 

The Spine Hospital of Louisiana (Baton Rouge)

Avala (Covington)

Specialists Hospital Shreveport

Christus Central Louisiana Surgical Hospital (Alexandria)

Our Lady of the Angels Hospital (Bogalusa)

Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital (Raceland)



Togus VA Medical Center (Augusta)

LincolnHealth (Damariscotta)



Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (Bethesda)*



New England Baptist Hospital (Boston)

Fairview Hospital (Great Barrington)



Iron Mountain VA Medical Center 

VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System 

MyMichigan Medical Center Clare 

Chelsea Hospital 



Mayo Clinic Hospital Rochester 

Riverwood Healthcare Center (Aitkin)

Lakewood Health System (Staples)

River's Edge Hospital & Clinic (St. Peter)

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (Crosby)

Stevens Community Medical Center (Morris)

CentraCare-Sauk Centre Hospital**



81st Medical Group (Biloxi)*



SSM Health St. Francis Hospital-Maryville 

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital (Creve Coeur)

Columbia VA Medical Center

Sainte Genevieve County Memorial Hospital 

Freeman Neosho Hospital 



CHI Health Midlands (Papillion)

Nebraska Orthopaedic Hospital (Omaha)

Midwest Surgical Hospital (Omaha)

Nebraska Spine Hospital (Omaha)

Brodstone Memorial Hospital (Superior)

York General Hospital 


New Hampshire 

Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital (Lebanon)


North Carolina 

Novant Health Medical Park Hospital (Winston-Salem)

Asheville-Oteen VA Medical Center 


North Dakota

Fargo VA Medical Center



Wright-Patterson Medical Center (Wright-Patterson Air Force Base)*

Institute For Orthopaedic Surgery (Lima)

Surgical Hospital at Southwoods (Youngstown)

OhioHealth Shelby Hospital 



Lakeside Women's Hospital (Oklahoma City)

Community Hospital (Oklahoma City)

Oklahoma Heart Hospital (Oklahoma City)

OneCore Health (Oklahoma City)

Summit Medical Center (Edmond)

Bailey Medical Center (Owasso)

Oklahoma Heart Hospital South (Oklahoma City)



Samaritan Albany General Hospital 



James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center (Altoona)

Edgewood Surgical Hospital (Transfer)

Surgical Institute of Reading (Wyomissing)

Rothman Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital (Bensalem)

Advanced Surgical Hospital (Washington)

Physicians Care Surgical Hospital (Royersford)

OSS Orthopaedic Hospital (York)

Troy Community Hospital 


South Carolina 

Mount Pleasant Hospital

Charleston VA Medical Center


South Dakota 

VA Black Hills Healthcare System-Fort Meade

Dunes Surgical Hospital (Dakota Dunes)

Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital 

Black Hills Surgical Hospital (Rapid City)



Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery (Nashville)



William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital (Dallas)

Brooke Army Medical Center (Fort Sam Houston)*

Tops Surgical Specialty Hospital (Houston)

Texas Orthopedic Hospital (Houston)

The Physicians Centre (Bryan)

Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital-Dallas

South Texas Spine & Surgical Hospital (San Antonio)

Baylor Scott & White Texas Spine & Joint Hospital (Tyler)

Quail Creek Surgical Hospital (Amarillo)

Texas Institute for Surgery at Presbyterian Hospital (Dallas)

Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery (Plano)

The Heart Hospital Baylor Denton 

Memorial Hermann Surgical Hospital Kingwood 

Houston Physicians' Hospital (Webster)

Baylor Scott & White The Heart Hospital-Plano

Foundation Surgical Hospital of San Antonio

South Texas Surgical Hospital (Corpus Christi)

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center Pflugerville 



The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (Murray)

Park City Hospital 

Central Valley Medical Center (Nephi)



White River Junction VA Medical Center 

Copley Hospital (Morrisville)



Fort Belvoir Community Hospital*


West Virginia

Beckley VA Medical Center 

Welch Community Hospital 

Charleston Surgical Hospital 



Madison VA Medical Center

Sauk Prairie Hospital (Prairie Du Sac)

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (Glendale)

OakLeaf Surgical Hospital (Altoona)

Midwest Orthopedic Specialty Hospital (Franklin)

Ladd Memorial Hospital (Osceola)

Crossing Rivers Health Medical Center (Prairie Du Chien)

Stoughton Hospital Association 

Westfields Hospital and Clinic (New Richmond)**

Vernon Memorial Hospital (Viroqua)

River Falls Area Hospital 

Southwest Health Center (Platteville)

Door County Medical Center (Sturgeon Bay)



St. John's Medical Center (Jackson)

Summit Medical Center (Casper)


* Results are based on a shorter time period than required.

** There were discrepancies in the data collection process.

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