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Best US Hospitals: 2012 Rankings

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The organization HealthGrades today released its lists of "America's 50 Best Hospitals" and "America's 100 Best Hospitals." 

In deciding the rankings, the organization used 12 years of Medicare data and 150 million patients' hospitalization records, looking at the 26 most common diagnoses and procedures in the Medicare population.

Here is the full list of America's 50 Best Hospitals. Hospitals are listed alphabetically by state. 

Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Sun City West, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic Hospital, Phoenix, Ariz.

Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, Newport Beach, Calif.

Saint John's Health Center, Santa Monica, Calif.

Saint Vincent Medical Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

Centura Health - Penrose St. Francis Health Services, including Saint Francis Medical Center, Colorado Springs, Colo.

Flagler Hospital, Saint Augustine, Fla.

Kendall Regional Medical Center, Miami, Fla.

Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala, Fla.

Bay Medical Center, Panama City, Fla.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Fla.

Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Boca Raton, Fla.

Delray Medical Center, Delray Beach, Fla.

Jupiter Medical Center, Jupiter, Fla.

Martin Memorial Medical Center, including Martin Memorial Hospital South, Stuart, Fla.

Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, Ill.

Alexian Brothers Medical Center, Elk Grove Village, Ill.

Evanston Hospital, including Highland Park Hospital and Glenbrook Hospital, in Evanston, Highland Park, and Glenview, Ill.

Palos Community Hospital, Palos heights, Ill.

Saint Alexius Medical Center, Hoffman Estates, Ill.

Skokie Hospital, Skokie, Ill.

Community Hospital, Muster, Ind.

Saint Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

St. Elizabeth Edgewood, Edgewood, Ky.

Franklin Square Hospital Center, Baltimore, Md.

Good Samaritan Hospital, Baltimore, Md.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore, Md.

Beaumont Hospital – Troy, Troy, Mich.

Providence Hospital, Southfield, Mich.

Saint Mary Mercy Hospital, Livonia, Mich.

Genesys Regional Medical Center, Grand Blanc, Mich.

Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Mich.

North Memorial, Robbinsdale, Minn.

St. Luke's Hospital, Chesterfield, Mo.

Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, N.J.

Community Medical Center, Toms River, N.J.

Rex Hospital, Raleigh, N.C.

Christ Hospital, Cincinnati, Ohio

Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio

Hillcrest Hospital, Mayfield Heights, Ohio

Marymount Hospital, Garfield Heights, Ohio

South Pointe Hospital, Warrensville Heights, Ohio

Grandview Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio

Hamot Medical Center, Erie, Pa.

Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.

Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown, Pa.

Regional Hospital of Scranton, Scranton, Pa.

Memorial Healthcare System, Chattanooga, Tenn.

Memorial Hermann Healthcare System – Southwest, including Memorial Hermann Northwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston, Texas, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, Shenandoah, Texas

Henrico Doctors' Hospital, including Parham Doctors' Hospital and Retreat Doctors' Hospital, Richmond, Va.

The list of America's Best 100 Hospitals is here.

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