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See how the 100 Top Hospitals contribute to community health



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See how 100 Top consulting services, custom reports and database access can help your hospital

Optimize performance

Kickstart and sustain your transformation, even during a pandemic

Focus on what matters

Understand and prioritize general hospital strengths and opportunities

Gain stakeholder buy-in

Access widely-used measures to help foster collaboration

About the study


The Watson Health® 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies the top-performing hospitals in the US using a balanced scorecard of clinical, operational and financial metrics (PDF, 996 KB) derived from public data. As the industry has evolved, so has the study.

Partnering with Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (link resides outside in 2021, we drafted a new metric for hospital contributions to community health (PDF, 98 KB), with a focus on equity. This marks the first major hospital rankings to include a quantitative measure of community health as an equal measure. View the final methodology proposal (PDF, 3.8 MB).



If all hospitals performed like this year’s winners:

Lives saved


additional lives could be saved in-hospital

Costs saved

USD 10.1

billion in inpatient costs could be saved

Readmissions lowered


fewer patients who were discharged would be readmitted within 30 days

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