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CareChex America’s Top Hospitals for Medical Excellence 2020

CareChex by Quantros lists the 2020 top hospital in each state for Medical Excellence. No methodology is shown at the website.  (Some of your questions may be answered by a chatbox person.) 2020 awards are based on data from CMS (from Oct. 2015 to Sept. 2018; HCAHPS patient satisfaction scores may or may not be included in the scoring). In addition, five health system were selected for excellence. Winners were announced Oct. 31, 2019. CareChex is a division of Quantros, a for-profit software solutions company. The company appears to be a competitor to HealthGrades or Watson Health (Truven).

Washington State Ratings for Hospital Value Editor's Pick

Washington Health Alliance’s 2018 Hospital Value Report lets consumers compare hospital ratings 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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