Leading the Way to Excellence

The renowned Truven Health Analytics annual 100 Top Hospitals® study uses objective research and independent public data to recognize the best hospitals in the nation. Hospitals do not apply, and winners do not pay to market this honor. Study results and winner lists are highly anticipated each year and have been for two decades.

Our study is unique in that it evaluates hospitals on measures of overall organizational performance, including patient care, operational efficiency, and financial stability. It compares hospitals only against similar facilities in terms of size and teaching status.

Identified from nearly 3,000 U.S. hospitals, our award winners demonstrate that high-quality patient outcomes can be achieved — while improving efficiency.

100 Top Hospitals Everest Award
A select few award winners each year earn the coveted Everest Award. This award honors hospitals that have achieved both the highest current performance and the fastest long-term improvement over five years.

2014 100 Top Hospitals Award Winners Announced March 3, 2014

As always, our selected award winners have achieved performance excellence and are leading their peer hospitals toward unprecedented improvements in healthcare. Based on the results of this year’s study, if all Medicare inpatients received the same level of care as those treated in the award-winning facilities:

  • More than 165,000 additional lives could be saved.
  • Nearly 90,000 additional patients could be complication-free.
  • $5.4 billion could be saved.
  • The average patient stay would decrease by nearly half a day.


Watch for our 2015 study release in the spring of 2015.