10 HCA Healthcare hospitals ranked among nation’s top 100

A large group of hospital caregivers
Members of the St. David's Medical Center care team.

Logo for Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals 2019

We are proud to announce that 10 of the best-performing hospitals in the nation are a part of the HCA Healthcare family. IBM Watson Health published its 100 Top Hospitals annual study on Monday, identifying the top hospitals in the U.S. based on clinical, operational and patient satisfaction data.

HCA Healthcare affiliate hospitals named to the Top 100 represent teaching facilities, and small, medium and large community hospitals, including:

Teaching Hospitals

Rose Medical Center* (Denver, Colo.)

Brandon Regional Hospital (Brandon, Fla.)

Sky Ridge Medical Center (Lone Tree, Colo.)

St. Mark’s Hospital* (Salt Lake City, Utah)

*Everest Award winners

Small Community Hospitals

Brigham City Community Hospital (Brigham, Utah)

Lakeview Hospital (Bountiful, Utah)

Lone Peak Hospital (Draper, Utah)

Medium Community Hospitals

Mountain View Hospital (Payson, Utah)

West Valley Medical Center (Caldwell, Idaho)

Large Community Hospitals

St. David’s Medical Center (Austin, Texas)**

**This includes St. David’s Georgetown Hospital and Heart Hospital of Austin.

Man wearing suit and tie. Headshot of Dr. Jonathan Perlin.

Dr. Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD

“We are pleased not only that our hospitals represent ten of the top 100, but that the underlying measures evaluated hold meaning for patients: safer, more effective, more efficient and compassionate care,” said Jonathan Perlin, MD, PhD, president of clinical services and chief medical officer at HCA Healthcare.

This marks the 10th consecutive year affiliate St. David’s Medical Center, including the St. David’s Georgetown Hospital and Heart Hospital of Austin campuses, has earned the honor – the most consecutive Top 100 awards of any HCA Healthcare hospital.

“Being named among the 100 Top Hospitals for the past decade is a reflection of our longstanding commitment to providing exceptional care to every patient every day,” David Huffstutler, president and chief executive officer of St. David’s HealthCare, said. “This honor also underscores our dedication to becoming the finest care and service organization in the world. I applaud the hard work of the staff, nurses, physicians, volunteers and administrators who made this recognition possible.”

Both Rose Medical Center and Lakeview Hospital make its seventh straight appearance (12th and 9th, respectively, all-time) on the Top 100, while West Valley Medical Center receives the nod six years in a row.

The Everest Award, which honors hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement during a five-year period, was awarded to St. Mark’s Hospital and Rose Medical Center. Additionally, Lone Peak Hospital, one of six HCA Healthcare MountainStar Health hospitals on this year’s Top 100 list, made an appearance for the first time ever.

“This is a great honor for our top-performing hospitals and their hospital leaders, clinicians, nursing teams and frontline caregivers who are committed to providing safe, high-quality care and the best possible experience for our patients,” said Jane Englebright, PhD, chief nurse executive at HCA Healthcare.

The rankings, previously called the Truven Health Analytics 100 Top Hospitals, have been conducted annually since 1993. This year’s top performing was selected by IBM Watson Health from more than 2,700 hospitals across the country and evaluated on clinical and operational benchmarks including, inpatient outcomes, healthcare-associated infections, readmission rates, length of stay, costs of care and patient satisfaction.

Visit here to learn more about the Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals. 

About HCA Healthcare

HCA Healthcare, one of the nation's leading providers of healthcare services, is comprised of 183 hospitals and more than 2,300 sites of care, in 20 states and the United Kingdom. Our more than 283,000 colleagues are connected by a single purpose — to give patients healthier tomorrows.

As an enterprise, we recognize the significant responsibility we have as a leading healthcare provider within each of the communities we serve, as well as the opportunity we have to improve the lives of the patients for whom we are entrusted to care. Through the compassion, knowledge and skill of our caregivers, and our ability to leverage our scale and innovative capabilities, HCA Healthcare is in a unique position to play a leading role in the transformation of care.

Recent articles