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CareChex America’s Top Quality Hospitals 2019

Lists of top 10% hospitals in specialties such as bariatric surgery, cancer care, cardiac surgery, inpatient gall bladder surgery, GI care, general surgery, hip fractures, hip or knee joint replacement, organ transplants, spinal fusion, stroke care, and more. Top hospitals listed by nation, state or region.Categories include Medical Excellence, Patient Safety and Patient Satisfaction. Consumers can choose Medical Excellence results for Overall Surgical Care only. 2019 report covers Medicare claims data and HCAHPS patient satisfaction from 2014 to 2016, or in some cases to 2017. Announcing award-winning hospitals may require a license fee to be paid. CareChex is a division of Quantros, a for-profit software solutions company, which appears to be a competitor to HealthGrades

Washington State Ratings for Hospital Value Editor's Pick

Washington Health Alliance’s 2018 Hospital Value Report lets consumers compare hospitals on three key elements of value: quality, patient experience and price. Online tool lets consumers compare two hospitals at a time. While 48 hospitals are listed to compare, the 4 highest-rated hospitals for value are highlighted:

  • EvergreenHealth Medical Center, Kirkland
  • Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
  • Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Vancouver
  • Swedish Issaquah, Issaquah

Results are based on 2015 to 2017 performance for quality and safety (13 measures related to deaths and complications), patient satisfaction, and the gross charges “sticker price” from 2015 Medicare claims. Washington Health Alliance is a health plan-focused nonprofit organization with many partners, including the WA Hospital Association.




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