Three West Valley hospitals are among the best 10 in the state, according to an index by the Lown Institute, a Brookline, Massachusetts-based nonpartisan think tank.
Abrazo West Campus in Goodyear ranked second, just behind Banner-University Medical Center in Tucson.
Abrazo Arrowhead Campus in Glendale ranked ninth, just ahead of Banner Estrella Medical Center in West Phoenix.
Abrazo West Campus also ranked 80th in the country among 3,282 hospitals studied.
Abrazo West received an A-plus rating for patient outcomes and A-minus for civic leadership—but D for value of care.
Abrazo Arrowhead received A ratings in patient outcomes but C’s in the other ratings.
The Lown Institute survey measured civic leadership, value of care and quality of care.
“At a time when communities are relying on them like never before, hospitals must rethink what it means to be great,” said Dr. Vikas Saini, president of the Lown Institute. “COVID-19 highlights how hospitals are essential community partners for anyone in need. To be great, however, a hospital cannot only provide care that’s high in quality; it must also deliver value and advance equality.”
To determine hospitals’ quality of care, the Lown Institute used an algorithm called the Risk Stratification Index (RSI) that has been validated on multiple national, state-based and hospital-based datasets using billions of insurance claims. RSI has been shown to predict outcomes such as mortality with greater discriminatory accuracy compared with other publicly available risk adjustment tools.
Abrazo West Campus was rated the top Arizona hospital for quality of care.
The Index uses data from a wide variety of sources, including Medicare claims datasets and Healthcare Cost Report Information System administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.
Based on the Lown Institute index measures, Arizona’s top 10 hospitals are:
1. Banner-University Medical Center South Campus – Tucson
2. Abrazo West Campus – Goodyear
3. Abrazo Central Campus – Phoenix
4. Banner Casa Grande Medical Center – Casa Grande
5. Abrazo Scottsdale Campus – Phoenix
6. Banner Ironwood Medical Center – Queen Creek
7. Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center – Show Low
8. Banner Goldfield Medical Center – Apache Junction
9. Abrazo Arrowhead Campus – Glendale
10. Banner Estrella Medical Center – Phoenix