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Healthgrades Announces 2022 America's Best Hospitals™, Offering the Most Accurate, Data-Driven Ratings of All Health Discovery Resources

Healthgrades ratings and awards empower individuals to make informed healthcare decisions as survey reveals only 22% of Americans considered hospital quality the last time they selected a specialist.

Denver – February 8, 2022 - Healthgrades, the #1 website Americans use to find care, today announced the Healthgrades 2022 America’s 50, 100, and 250 Best Hospitals Award. The awards recognize the top one, two and five percent of hospitals in the country for clinical excellence – providing consumers with resources to enhance their healthcare journey.

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When it comes to choosing healthcare, quality saves lives, which is why Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals — with data insights not available anywhere else. To assess overall hospital quality, Healthgrades analyzed the clinical performance of nearly 4,500 hospitals nationwide across more than 31 of the most common procedures and conditions. Healthgrades does not take into consideration perception or popularity in analyzing and rating hospitals. Recipients of these quality awards have consistently delivered better than expected clinical outcomes for their patients. In fact, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals achieving Healthgrades America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ on average, 160,256 lives could potentially have been saved.*

“Healthgrades is putting the nation’s leading hospitals right at your fingertips,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “These consumer-focused awards highlight the quality and outcomes data needed in order to make an informed decision, an invaluable tool to have when considering your medical care.”

Inspiring Confidence in Healthcare Decisions

Considering hospital quality when choosing a doctor is often overlooked despite being a possibly life-changing decision. A recent Healthgrades survey revealed only 22 percent of U.S. adults reported that they considered hospital quality the last time they selected a specialist. By offering easy access to data-driven hospital ratings, Healthgrades connects consumers with the providers and hospitals who are right for their care needs.

“It is crucial to know the top-performing hospitals in your community and look to these centers of clinical excellence to support you and your family’s health long-term,” said Burt Kann, EVP and Head of Product at Healthgrades. “Many individuals choose a specialist without considering the quality of the hospital where that doctor treats patients. These questions need to be asked, and Healthgrades has the answers.”

With tools like hospital ratings and awards, Healthgrades helps consumers make confident healthcare decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care. Visit to view the full list of award recipients and find the hospital that’s right for you. Consumers can also visit for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality and access the complete methodology here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only. 


About Healthgrades

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