Three hospitals in Oregon make Healthgrades’ top 100 hospitals list

Three hospitals in Oregon were named to Healthgrades’ America’s Best 100 Hospitals 2021. Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland made the top 50 list, Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas and Providence Portland Medical Center made the top 100 list.


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Kaiser Sunnyside was also named among America’s 50 best hospitals for Cardiac Surgery, 100 Best for Cardiac Care and 100 Best for Pulmonary Care lists. Providence St. Vincent was also on America’s 100 Best for Cardiac Care list. Providence Portland received awards for excellence in critical care, general surgery and joint replacement.

Dr. Brad Bowman, chief medical officer at Healthgrades, said:

“We applaud the recipients of the Healthgrades America’s 50, 100 and 250 Best Hospitals for their long-standing commitment to quality and superior clinical outcomes. As hospitals across the country continue to fearlessly treat patients during the time of COVID-19, it has never been more important to recognize those organizations that are delivering the highest quality care.”

Healthgrades measures hospital performance based on patient outcomes in common clinical procedures. Then they adjust for each patient’s risk factors, such as age, gender and medical conditions. 

They receive data from more than 45 million Medicare medical claims records in the most recent three-year time period available for 4,500 hospitals nationwide. They also use patient survey data from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and patient outcome data for all patients from states that have that data available.

Healthgrades said that if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to hospitals on the top 250 list more than 167,000 lives could have potentially been saved in 2021. They also said that patients treated at hospitals on this list have a 27.4% lower risk of dying on average compared to patients at hospitals that didn’t receive the award.

Hospitals on the America’s Best Hospitals list also demonstrate superior outcomes across multiple conditions and procedures including:

  • a 21.7% lower risk of dying from a heart attack,
  • a 30.3% lower risk of dying from a stroke,
  • a 34.7% lower risk of dying from heart failure,
  • and a 26.5% lower risk of dying from sepsis.

Below is a list of patient experience ratings, these percentages are based on patients who gave the hospital a rating of 9 or 10. The measures are based on the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey data from CMS:

  • Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center: 74% (this is 5% higher than the national average)
  • Providence Portland Medical Center: 77% (this is 8% higher than the national average)
  • Providence St. Vincent Medical Center: 77% (this is 8% higher than the national average)