Specialty Excellence Awards™ & State Rankings
Healthgrades recognizes hospitals that deliver superior patient outcomes for 16+ specialties. Click below to see recipients for each specialty, including the latest results for our NEW Outpatient Joint Replacement and Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery Awards. To see Healthgrades' complete inpatient and outpatient methodologies, click here.
America’s 50 & 100 Best Hospitals for Specialty Care™
New for 2024: Healthgrades recognizes America's 50 Best Hospitals for Outpatient Joint Replacement™ and America's 50 Best Hospitals for Outpatient Orthopedic Surgery™!
Within the Specialty Excellence recipient lists, we further distinguish the nation’s top hospitals for specialty care. In 11 specialty areas, we highlight hospitals that stand out as America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Specialty Care™. For Cardiac Surgery, Surgical Care, and Vascular Surgery, we spotlight recipients among America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Specialty Care™.
Why Hospital Quality Matters
Healthgrades evaluates hospital quality for conditions and procedures based solely on clinical outcomes to help consumers understand, compare and evaluate hospital performance.How We Evaluate Hospital Quality
America’s Best Hospitals™
Healthgrades America’s Best Hospitals™ consistently exhibit exceptional, comprehensive quality care. This premier distinction is based solely on clinical quality outcomes for 31 conditions and procedures. Simply put, patients are more likely to have a successful treatment without major complications—and have a lower chance of dying—at America’s Best Hospitals.
Specialty State Rankings
Healthgrades releases State Rankings for many of our Specialty Excellence Awards categories. Click here for our methodology and a listing of all recipients, or use the link below to download a PDF of all recipients for every state.
Patient Safety Excellence Award™
The Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recognizes hospitals that have the lowest occurrences of 14 preventable patient safety events, including injuries, infections, and other serious conditions. These hospitals are in the top 10% in the nation for patient safety.
Outstanding Patient Experience Award™
Healthgrades evaluates patient experience performance based on 10 patient experience measures, using data collected from surveys of the hospital’s own patients. Hospitals in the top 15% with the highest overall patient experience scores are recognized as Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ recipients.
Obstetrics & Gynecology Care Excellence Awards™
Each year, Healthgrades analyzes the quality of care of patients during and after childbirth, and for the most common gynecologic procedures at U.S. hospitals. Patients who deliver or have gynecologic procedures at recognized hospitals have a lower risk of experiencing a complication during their hospital stay.
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