IBM Watson names '100 Top Hospitals' for 2018

IBM Watson Health published its 100 Top Hospitals study, an annual analysis that identifies top-performing hospitals in the U.S. based on an organization's overall performance.

For the study, IBM Watson Health used publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction data to create a balanced scorecard. All together, the study analyzes 11 clinical and operational benchmarks across 2,840 short-term, acute care, non-federal hospitals.

Hospitals listed among the top 100 hospitals outperformed non-winning hospitals on several key performance measures, including: better survival rate, fewer complications and infections, shorter length of stay, shorter emergency department wait times, lower inpatient expenses, higher profit margins, and higher patient satisfaction scores.

Here are the top 100 hospitals that earned a place on IBM Watson Health's "100 Top Hospitals," listed by state.

Banner - University Medical Center (Phoenix)
Banner - University Medical Center South (Tucson)
HonorHealth Scottsdale Thompson Peak Medical Center (Scottsdale)

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Los Angeles)
Hoag Hospital (Newport Beach)
PIH Health Hospital (Whittier)
Montclair (Calif.) HospitalMedicalCenter
Scripps Memorial Hospital (La Jolla)
Sherman Oaks (Calif.) Hospital

UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies (Loveland)
UCHealth Poudre Valley Hospital (Fort Collins)
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (Aurora)
Rose Medical Center (Denver)
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center (Frisco)
Sky Ridge Medical Center (Lone Tree)

Cleveland Clinic Florida (Weston)
Florida Hospital (Wesley Chapel)
Mayo Clinic Hospital (Jacksonville)
Mease Countryside Hospital (Safety Harbor)
Mount Sinai Medical Center (Miami Beach)
St. Joseph's Hospital (Tampa)

Saint Alphonsus Medical Center (Nampa)
St. Luke's Boise (Idaho) MedicalCenter
West Valley Medical Center (Caldwell)

Advocate Condell Medical Center (Libertyville)
Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center (Chicago)
Advocate Sherman Hospital (Elgin)
Edward Hospital (Naperville)
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital (Winfield)
Northwestern Memorial Hospital (Chicago)
NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston)
Riverside Medical Center (Kankakee)

Indiana University Health North Hospital (Carmel)
Parkview Huntington (Ind.) Hospital
Parkview Noble Hospital (Kendallville)
St. Vincent Evansville (Ind.)
St. Vincent Fishers (Ind.) Hospital

Mercy Medical Center (Cedar Rapids)
St. Luke's Hospital (Cedar Rapids)

Saint Luke's South Hospital (Overland Park)
ShawneeMission (Kan.) MedicalCenter

Ochsner Medical Center (Baton Rouge)
Ochsner Medical Center (New Orleans)
Springhill (La.) MedicalCenter

Beaumont Hospital (Grosse Pointe)
Providence-Providence Park Hospital (Southfield)
Spectrum Health United Hospital (Greenville)
Spectrum Health Zeeland (Mich.) CommunityHospital

Lakeview Hospital (Stillwater)

Mercy Hospital (St. Louis)
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital (St. Louis) 


Kalispell (Mont.) RegionalMedicalCenter

North Carolina

CaroMont Regional Medical Center (Gastonia)
Cone Health (Greensboro)

Bethesda North Hospital (Cincinnati)
Blanchard Valley Hospital (Findlay)
Good Samaritan Hospital (Cincinnati)
East Liverpool (Ohio) City Hospital
Kettering (Ohio) MedicalCenter
Mercy Health Clermont Hospital (Batavia)
Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center (Lima)
Miami Valley Hospital (Dayton)
Mount Carmel St. Ann's (Westerville)
OhioHealth Doctors Hospital (Columbus)
OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital (Dublin)
Sycamore Medical Center (Miamisburg)
The Christ Hospital Health Network (Cincinnati)
The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health (Cincinnati)
Wooster (Ohio) CommunityHospital

Mercy Hospital (Oklahoma City)
Saint John Owasso (Okla.) Hospital
Stillwater (Okla.) MedicalCenter

Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center (Medford)

Butler (Pa.) MemorialHospital
Bryn Mawr (Pa.) Hospital
Chester County Hospital (West Chester)
PennStateMiltonS. Hershey (Pa.) MedicalCenter
St. Clair Hospital (Pittsburgh)
St. Luke's University Hospital Bethlehem (Pa.)

South Carolina
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital (Charleston)
St. Francis Downtown (Greenville)

Hawkins County Memorial Hospital (Rogersville)

Baylor Scott & White Medical Center (Round Rock)
BSA Health System (Amarillo)
Hill Country Memorial Hospital (Fredericksburg)
Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center (Houston)
Pampa (Texas) Regional Medical Center
Rio Grande Regional Hospital (McAllen)
St. David's Medical Center (Austin)
Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest (Fort Worth)
United Regional Health Care System (Wichita Falls)

Cedar City (Utah) Hospital
Lakeview Hospital (Bountiful)
Logan (Utah) RegionalHospital

Sentara Leigh Hospital (Norfolk)
Sentara Williamsburg (Va.) Regional Medical Center 

Aspirus Wausau (Wis.) Hospital
Lakeview Medical Center (Rice Lake)
SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital (Madison)
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics (Madison)

"Congratulations to this 25th anniversary class of 100 Top Hospitals who have helped raise the bar for healthcare in the U.S. and improve the healthcare experiences of the people in their communities," said Jean Chenoweth, senior vice president of the 100 Top Hospitals Programs at IBM Watson Health.

Find the full report here.

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