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HealthGrades releases top-performing hospitals list
Modern Healthcare

Denver-based HealthGrades has released its annual list of the 50 top-performing hospitals, a designation it bases on facilities’ rates of inhospital mortality and complications. Researchers from the ratings organization analyzed more than 140 million Medicare patient records from 1999 to 2009 for the report, according to a news release from HealthGrades. Hospitals that made the cut for this year’s list (PDF) received top clinical quality scores for the most consecutive years. For instance, 28 of the top-performing hospitals have been in the top 5% of U.S. hospitals for nine consecutive years, according to the release.