Healthgrades names top hospitals for specialty care

Healthgrades has awarded hundreds of hospitals for excellence in 16 specialty care areas, ranging from critical and surgical care to joint replacements and neurosurgery. 

To bestow awards to the top 5% and 10% hospitals in the U.S., Healthgrades used Medicare Provider Analysis and Review data to evaluate outcomes at about 4,500 hospitals for 31 common procedures and conditions. 

If all hospitals performed as well as the awardees, up to 215,667 lives could have been saved and 149,521 complications avoided between 2020 and 2022, Healthgrades said in an Oct. 24 news release. 

The specialty categories are:

1. Cardiac care

2. Cardiac surgery

3. Cardiology

4. Coronary intervention 

5. Critical care 

6. Gastrointestinal care 

7. Gastrointestinal surgery 

8. Joint replacement 

9. Neuroscience

10. Neurosurgery

11. Orthopedic surgery 

12. Prostate surgery 

13. Pulmonary care 

14. Spine surgery 

15. Stroke care 

16. Surgical care 

17. Vascular surgery 

Access the list of winners here.

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