Just announced: 15 Top Health Systems 2021



How leaders use 15 Top Health Systems

See how 15 Top consulting services and custom reports can help your health system

Know the competition

See how you compare against regional or national peers

Focus on what matters

Understand and prioritize strengths and opportunities

Optimize performance

Kickstart and sustain your organizational transformation

About the study

History and approach

Each year, Watson Health 15 Top Health Systems conducts a rigorous analysis of US health system performance based on metrics aggregated from individual hospital data. The result is a list of the top performing US health systems in the nation – based on a balanced scorecard derived from publicly available clinical, operational and patient experience data.


If all health systems performed like this year’s winners:

Lives saved


additional lives could be saved in-hospital

Complications reduced


additional patients could be complication free

Infections prevented


fewer infections would be acquired by patients

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