Becker's Hospital Review has published the 2020 edition of "100 Great Hospitals in America," a collection of the most recognized, progressive and cutting-edge healthcare facilities in the nation. For the seventh straight year, Becker's named Nebraska Medicine - Nebraska Medical Center to the prestigious list. And again, Nebraska Medical Center is the only hospital in Nebraska included.
Hospitals are recognized nationally for excellence in clinical care, patient outcomes and staff and physician satisfaction. These institutions are industry leaders that have achieved advanced accreditation and certification in several specialties. The list also includes industry innovators that have sparked trends in healthcare technology, hospital management and patient satisfaction. A version of this list has been published each year since 2011.
"This year, this honor from Becker's is especially meaningful," said James Linder, MD, CEO of Nebraska Medicine. "Our providers and colleagues were among the first in the country to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, while simultaneously providing extraordinary care to thousands of our patients each day. We are honored to see their hard work and innovation recognized."
To develop the list, Becker's Hospital Review's editorial team conducted research and evaluated reputable hospital ranking sources, such as U.S. News & World Report, CareChex, Healthgrades, CMS star ratings, Leapfrog grades and other resources. The final result is a group of 100 hospitals that are leaders in their region, their state and the nation in terms of high-quality patient care. According to Becker's, the 2020 list was compiled and developed before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the U.S.