These 28 hospitals have the worst organ transplant outcomes

Whether or not a patient's transplant is successful could boil down to hospital choice, as some hospitals have much worse outcomes than others, according to data from the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients.


The Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients assesses outcomes of centers that perform major organ transplants using data from other organizations. SRTR assigns an assessment score of one (the worst) through five (the best) to transplant centers that indicates if the program's one-year survival after transplant rate (meaning the patient is alive with a functioning transplanted organ) is better, worse or the same as what is expected for that program.

Listed below are the hospitals that received a score of one from SRTR for four most common transplant types for adults — liver, heart, lung and kidney. (See the hospitals with the best transplant outcomes here.)

Hospitals are listed in the order from SRTR.


Baylor University Medical Center (Dallas)

Hahnemann University Hospital (Philadelphia)

OU Medical Center (Oklahoma City, Okla.)

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (Houston)

Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center (Camden, N.J.)


Jackson Memorial Hospital University of Miami School of Medicine

CHI St. Luke's Health Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center (Houston)

Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (San Antonio, Texas)

Indiana University Health (Indianapolis)

Sentara Norfolk (Va.) General Hospital

Piedmont Hospital (Atlanta)

Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston)

Banner University Medical Center-Tucson


Jewish Hospital (Louisville, Ky.)

University of California San Diego Medical Center

Scott and White Memorial Hospital (Temple, Texas)


Methodist Specialty and Transplant Hospital (San Antonio, Texas)

University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore)

University of Michigan Medical Center (Ann Arbor)

University of Toledo (Ohio) Medical Center

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (Boston)

Boston Medical Center

Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center (Milwaukee)

Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne (Ind.)

Lahey Clinic Medical Center (Burlington, Mass.)

Memorial Medical Center (Springfield, Ill.)

Centennial Medical Center (Nashville, Tenn.)

McAllen (Texas) Medical Center

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