U.S. News & World Report, Consumer Reports and HealthInsight.org provide ratings or rankings for hospitals in the United States. Consumer Reports and HealthInsight.com rate hospitals on a state-by-state basis, while U.S. News provides national hospital rankings in a number of categories.
Hospital ranking categories from U.S. News include Cancer, Geriatrics, Rehabilitation and Urology. U.S. News provides separate rankings for children's hospitals, which are also separated into categories.
Consumer Reports rankings combine patient safety data collected by the organization with publicly available data, such as federal and state statistics.
Ratings at HealthInsight.com rely on data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Hospital Compare website.