Best Hospitals

Finding the best hospital is important when you or a loved one is sick, needs surgery, or pregnant. You're going to place a lot of trust that hospital staff will give you the best possible care and get you out of the hospital as soon as possible feeling 100%. Search for local hospitals and care online at ThirdAge.com. Our extensive directory of facilities around the U.S. will help you find the best hospital near you. Search by location, specialty, and many other features to learn more about each facility including rankings, affiliations, doctors, number of surgeries performed, number of beds, and much more.

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Hospital Ratings: Patient ExperiencesNational Average
Patients who said their nurses "Always" communicated well76
Patients who said their doctors "Always" communicated well80
Patients who said they "Always" received help as soon as desired64
Patients who said their pain was "Always" well controlled69
Patients who said staff "Always" explained medicines before administering60
Patients who said their room and bathroom were "Always" cleans71
Patients who said the area around their room was "Always" quiet at night58
Patients who said they were told what to do during their recovery at home81
Patients who rated the hospital a 9 or 10 on a scale from 0 (lowest) to 10 (highest)67
Patients who said they would definitely recommend the hospital69
Hospital Ratings: Medical ImagingNational Average
Outpatients with low back pain who had an MRI without trying recommended treatments first, such as physical therapy. (If a number is high, it may mean the facility is doing too many unnecessary MRIs for low back pain.)33
Outpatients who had a follow-up mammogram or ultrasound within 45 days after a screening mammogram. (A number that is much lower than 8% may mean there's not enough follow-up. A number much higher than 14% may mean there's too much unnecessary follow-up.)8
Outpatient CT scans of the chest that were "combination" (double) scans. (The range for this measure is 0 to 1. A number very close to 1 may mean that too many patients are being given a double scan when a single scan is sufficient.)0.054
Outpatient CT scans of the abdomen that were "combination" (double) scans. (The range for this measure is 0 to 1. A number very close to 1 may mean that too many patients are being given a double scan when a single scan is sufficient.)0.191
Hospital Ratings: Care ResultsNational Average
Death Rate for Heart Attack Patients16.2
Death Rate for Heart Failure Patients11.2
Death Rate for Pneumonia Patients11.6
Hospital Ratings: Readmission RatesNational Average
Rate of Readmission for Heart Attack Patients19.9
Rate of Readmission for Heart Failure Patients24.7
Rate of Readmission for Pneumonia Patients18.3
Hospital Ratings: Process of CareNational Average
Outpatients having surgery who got an antibiotic within one hour before surgery (higher numbers are better) 92
Outpatients having surgery who got the right kind of antibiotic (higher numbers are better) 94
Surgery patients who were taking heart drugs called beta blockers before coming to the hospital, who were kept on the beta blockers during the period just before and after their surgery 92
Surgery patients who were given an antibiotic within one hour before surgery to help prevent infection 96
Surgery patients who were given the right kind of antibiotic to help prevent infection 97
Surgery patients whose preventive antibiotics were stopped within 24 hours after surgery 94
Heart surgery patients whose blood sugar is kept under good control in the days right after surgery 93
Surgery patients needing hair removed from the surgical area before surgery, who had hair removed using a safe method99
Surgery patients whose urinary catheters were removed on the first or second day after surgeryN/A
Surgery patients whose doctors ordered treatments to prevent blood clots after certain types of surgeries 94
Patients who got treatment within 24 hours before or after their surgery to help prevent blood clots after certain types of surgery 92
Hospital Ratings: Heart Attack & Chest Pain CareNational Average
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who needed specialized care were transferred to another hospital (a lower number of minutes is better)62
Average number of minutes before outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack got an ECG (a lower number of minutes is better)9
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got drugs to break up blood clots within 30 minutes of arrival (higher numbers are better)54
Outpatients with chest pain or possible heart attack who got aspirin within 24 hours of arrival (higher numbers are better)95
Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Arrival98
Heart Attack Patients Given Aspirin at Discharge98
Heart Attack Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)96
Heart Attack Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling99
Heart Attack Patients Given Beta Blocker at Discharge98
Heart Attack Patients Given Fibrinolytic Medication Within 30 Minutes Of Arrival54
Heart Attack Patients Given PCI Within 90 Minutes Of Arrival89
Hospital Ratings: Heart Failure CareNational Average
Heart Failure Patients Given Discharge Instructions87
Heart Failure Patients Given an Evaluation of Left Ventricular Systolic (LVS) Function98
Heart Failure Patients Given ACE Inhibitor or ARB for Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD) 94
Heart Failure Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling98
Hospital Ratings: Pneumonia CareNational Average
Pneumonia Patients Assessed and Given Pneumococcal Vaccination92
Pneumonia Patients Whose Initial Emergency Room Blood Culture Was Performed Prior To The Administration Of The First Hospital Dose Of Antibiotics95
Pneumonia Patients Given Smoking Cessation Advice/Counseling97
Pneumonia Patients Given Initial Antibiotic(s) within 6 Hours After Arrival95
Pneumonia Patients Given the Most Appropriate Initial Antibiotic(s)91
Hospital Ratings: Children's Asthma CareNational Average
Children Who Received Reliever Medication While Hospitalized for Asthma100
Children Who Received Systemic Corticosteroid Medication While Hospitalized for Asthma100
Children and their Caregivers Who Received a Home Management Plan of Care Document While Hospitalized for Asthma68