How did CMS rate Healthgrades' 50 Best Hospitals?

Healthgrades released its list of America's 50 Best Hospitals Tuesday, citing them as being in the top 1 percent in the nation for consistent clinical excellence. However, in the CMS' Overall Hospital Quality Star Rating program, just four Healthgrades Best Hospitals earned a five-star rating — and four earned a two-star rating.

CMS uses 57 mortality, safety of care, readmission, patient experience, effectiveness of care, timeliness of care and efficient use of medical imaging measures to tally its overall hospital star rating. Healthgrades evaluates Medicare data on 32 procedures and conditions to calculate its Best Hospitals.

Below, Healthgrades' 50 Best Hospitals are listed by state along with their overall star rating from CMS.

Arizona
Banner Estrella Medical Center (Phoenix) — 4
Dignity Health-Chandler Regional Medical Center — 4
Mayo Clinic Hospital (Phoenix) — 5

California
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles) — 4
Eden Medical Center (Castro Valley) — 3
Hoag Hospital Newport Beach — 4
Huntington Memorial Hospital (Pasadena) — 4
John Muir Medical Center-Walnut Creek — 4
Kaiser Permanente Woodland Hills Medical Center — 3
Mills-Peninsula Medical Center (Burlingame) — 4
Saddleback Memorial Medical Center-Laguna Hills — 4
Scripps Green Hospital (La Jolla) — 5
Sutter Roseville Medical Center — 4

Colorado
Centura Health-Penrose Saint Francis Health Services (Colorado Springs) — 4
North Colorado Medical Center (Greeley) — 4
Saint Joseph Hospital (Denver) — 4

Florida
Delray Medical Center (Delray Beach) — 2

Georgia
Northeast Georgia Medical Center (Gainesville) — 3
Piedmont Fayette Hospital (Fayetteville) — 2

Illinois 
Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center (Oak Lawn) — 3
Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital (Downers Grove) — 4
Alexian Brothers Medical Center (Elk Grove Village) — 4
Carle Foundation Hospital (Urbana) — 3
Palos Community Hospital (Palos Heights) — 4
Presence Resurrection Medical Center (Chicago) — 4
St. Alexius Medical Center (Hoffman Estates) — 4

Indiana
Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital (Indianapolis) — 2

Iowa
Mercy Medical Center-Cedar Rapids — 4
St. Luke's Hospital (Cedar Rapids) — 4

Kansas
The University of Kansas Hospital (Kansas City) — 3

Maryland
MedStar Franklin Square Medial Center (Baltimore) — not available
MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital (Baltimore) — not available

Massachusetts
Baystate Medical Center (Springfield) — 3

Michigan
Beaumont Hospital-Troy Campus — 3
Holland Hospital — 5
Providence-Providence Park Hospital, Southfield Campus — 4
Spectrum Health Medical Center-Butterworth Hospital (Grand Rapids) — 3

Minnesota
Regions Hospital (St. Paul) — 3

New Jersey
Morristown Medical Center — 4

New York
Vassar Brothers Medical Center (Poughkeepsie) — 2

North Carolina
Mission Health (Asheville) — 4

Ohio
Bethesda North Hospital (Cincinnati) — 4
Christ Hospital (Cincinnati) — 4

Pennsylvania
Lancaster General Hospital — 4

Texas
Houston Methodist Hospital — 5

Virginia
Augusta Health (Fishersville) — 3
Bon Secours-Memorial Regional Medical Center (Mechanicsville) — 4

Washington
Virginia Mason Medical Center (Seattle) — 4

Wisconsin
Aurora Saint Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee) — 4
Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center (La Crosse) — 4

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