Thomson Reuters has released its annual list of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals. Listings of medical centers, universities, companies to work for, etc., are always dubious at best. Rating agencies use different criteria and different metrics, but no one ever complains when they get a top spot.
Thomson Reuters has published its 100 Top Hospitals list for the past 17 years. This year, 17 Catholic hospitals or medical centers made the list. By category, they are:
Major teachings hospitals: Providence Hospital and Medical Center, Southfield, Mich.
Teaching hospitals with 200 or more acute-care beds: St. Vincent’s Indianpolis Hospital, Indianapolis; St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Edgewood, Ky.; St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.; and Baptist Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.
Large community hospitals with 250 or more acute-care beds: Memorial Health Care System, Chattanooga, Tenn.; St. Thomas Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.; and Trinity Mother Frances Hospital, Tyler, Texas.
Medium-size community hospitals with 100-249 acute-care beds: St. Vincent Carmel Hospital, Carmel, Ind.; St. Francis Hospital-Indianapolis; Mercy Hospital Clermont, Batavia, Ohio; and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, Youngstown, Ohio,
Small community hospitals with 25-99 acute-care beds: St. Elizabeth Community Hospital, Red Bluff, Calif.; St. Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, Howell, Mich.; St. Joseph Mercy Saline Hospital, Saline, Mich.; St. Joseph Hospital, Tawas City, Mich.; and St. Mary’s Jefferson Memorial Hospital, Jefferson City, Tenn.
The full list and the benchmarks used to make the list are published in Modern Healthcare.