STUDY: Indianapolis Has Best Ranked Hospitals Nationally

A five year study by a government agency has ranked Indianapolis, Indiana and the state itself as having some of the best hospitals.

Patients often see many different doctors and hospitals and each of them administering small parts of the patient care. Getting the data from these disparate providers and assessing their relation to patient outcomes is next to impossible. Not only that, but how do you measure patient outcomes exactly? If a patient dies, is it because they got bad care or because they were extremely sick.

Starting April 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ( started releasing hospital quality rankings. This data was most recently updated in January 2020. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,, is part of the Department of Health and Human Services (

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