Best Healthcare Cities: What Separates the Best from the Rest?

May 8, 2014
William Balfour

Since we introduced the 2014 edition of the Hospital Strength INDEX back in March, we’ve been getting questions from a lot of interested folks about just what separates a place like Washington D.C. (the best city in America for healthcare) from everyone else.

The answer of course lies in INDEX’s data. In compiling INDEX, we looked at more than 4,000 acute care facilities in the U.S. including more than 1,300 rural and Critical Access Hospitals spread across 66 individual indicators and 10 pillars. In D.C. for example, its’ 34 facilities beat the national average in 7 of INDEX’s 10 Pillars. Like many, I’m a visual person so our team here has created this great infographic to demonstrate what sets Washington D.C. apart.

If you’re curious what other cities rose to the top and how they did it, click here.

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