Every year Healthgrades, the online healthcare provider rating service, releases its ranking of the best hospitals in the U.S. The list analyzed over 45 million Medicare claims records, and makes its decisions based solely on clinical outcomes for the most common in-hospital procedures and conditions. Healthgrades claims that patients treated in their top 100 hospitals have a 27% reduced risk of dying compared to patients that did not receive the award.
Congratulations to one of our local hospitals, Baystate Medical Center, for placing in the top 50! You can find the full rankings here; where does your hospital rank?