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How leaders use 100 Top Hospitals

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

Optimize performance

Kickstart and sustain your organizational transformation

Focus on what matters

Understand and prioritize strengths and opportunities

Gain stakeholder buy-in

Access widely-used measures to help foster collaboration

About the study

History and approach

The Watson Health® 100 Top Hospitals® study identifies the top-performing hospitals in the US using a balanced scorecard comprised of clinical, operational and financial metrics (PDF, 1.2 MB) derived from publicly available data. As the industry has evolved, so has our study — and 28 years later, it serves as a benchmark of what’s achievable in healthcare.


If all hospitals performed like this year’s winners:

Lives saved


additional lives could be saved in-hospital

Costs saved


billion in inpatient costs could be saved

Readmissions lowered


fewer patients who were discharged would be readmitted within 30 days

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