How To Find A Very Good Hospital ?

Last Update: February 14, 2014

There always comes a time in your life when someone close to you, such as your children, spouse, parents or other loved ones, get sick and need to go to a hospital. This is a fact. But, how do we find out which hospitals are good enough to take care of our loved ones ?

There are several ways to find the Top Hospitals:

  1. US News & World Report list of the top hospitals in he nation
  2. JCAHO
  3. Word of mouth

US NEWS & WORLD REPORT lists the very best of the Top American Hospitals and their rankings based on various specialties. These specialties are listed as under:

  1. Cancer
  2. Diabetes
  3. Endocrine Disorders
  4. Digestive Disorders
  5. ENT ( Ear, Nose and Throat )
  6. Geriatic Care
  7. Gynecology
  8. Heart
  9. Kidney Disorder
  10. Neurology
  11. Neurosurgery
  12. Ophthalmology
  13. Orthopedics
  14. Psychiatry
  15. Rehabilitation
  16. Respitory Disorders
  17. Reumatology
  18. Urology

Based on the Rankings, we can easily choose the Very Best Hospital. Please note that the hospitals that made the Honor Roll, had the highest scores in 6 or more specialties

JCAHO stands for The Joint Commission On The Accreditation Of Healthcare Organizations. JCAHO sets up standards for hospitals and other healthcare organizations. It issues accreditations to those institutions that meet those standards after strict, on site surveys. Some of JCAHO 's Elements Of Performance fall under the Environment Of Care, Human Resources and Leadership Standards. Each of these Elements Of Performance is also linked to a specific Federal Regulation.

To find if an healthcare institution is Joint Commission Certified or not, look for the Gold Seal Of Approval. Only healthcare organizations that are JCAHO accredited and certified can display the Gold Seal Of Approval.

WORD OF MOUTH. I always listen to the recommendations of my friends, relatives and co-workers. If someone recommends a specific hospital, ask them why. Who knows, it might help you make the right decision.

MY PERSONAL PREFERENCE: If you live around New York City, or even the nearby states such as New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Connecticut, I would strongly recommend New York Presbyterian Hospital. They have been consistently ranked as one of the Top Hospitals in the nation for several years. They are number one in New York City. I always had good experiences with them. My Mother, Bless her soul, had a kidney transplant there, which extended her life by 13+ years. She also had eye surgery. My dear departed Father, who recently passed away, Bless his soul, a well, also had eye surgery.

So you can see why I am very comfortable recommending this hospital.

Hope this article was useful !

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yancbren Premium
Well my mom was just in the hospital last week and she was at Memorial Medical Center Corpus Christi, Texas and I can tell you that they gave my mom the best care. So if you are need of a hospital in south Texas that is the place. It is a trauma center.
Nadeem2014 Premium
I am so very glad that your Mother is better. God Bless her! And, of course, Bless all the people who took care of your Mom !
yancbren Premium
Thank you
archan Premium
Hi I live in the UK so I will get a choice of 2 or 3 in my local area, it's free though.
Nadeem2014 Premium
Always good to have more than one choice. Hope you never have to go to any one them, Be Healthy !