the top 50
is our top 1%
prestigious upper 2% of hospitals
Recognizing Healthcare Excellence
To produce a meaningful ranking of US hospitals, The SafeCare Group® utilized a comprehensive framework for the 100 SafeCare Hospitals®. The distinguished medical and legal experts who designed, developed, and implemented The Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005 believed that a listing of high performing hospitals in the areas of low rates of infections, complications, readmissions, high patient satisfaction, and great value would promote strong incentives to improve health care.
The SafeCare Group® adopted these relevant metrics for its methodology framework, terming it Recognizing Healthcare Excellence®, as they reflected a Balanced Scorecard of low rates of infections, complications, readmissions, and high patient satisfaction and value.
Hospitals that performed poorly on these evidence-based metrics receive a financial penalty from the CMS.