As of 2011, the best organ transplant hospitals include California Pacific Medical Center, Shands Hospital at the University of Florida and Jackson Health System, according to HealthGrades. These hospitals have a higher three-year survival rate than other hospitals and a lower waitlist mortality.
California Pacific Medical Center is one hospital that received the HealthGrades Kidney Transplant Excellence Award, reports HealthGrades. The hospital is located in San Francisco, California and evaluates people who reside in California, Nevada, Oregon, Hawaii, the Pacific Rim and beyond, as the center explains on its site. It performed more than 4500 kidney transplants as of 2015 and is recognized by the U.S. Department of Health's Health Resources and Service Administration for high patient and graft survival rates.
Shands Hospital at the University of Florida is one of the two hospitals that received the HealthGrades Lung Transplant Excellence Award, as HealthGrades shows. The hospital is located in Gainesville, Florida and states that it is the only transplant center in North Central Florida. It has performed the first lung re-transplant in the state and the first lung transplant for ventilator-dependent patients.
Jackson Health System is one of the three hospitals that received the HealthGrades Heart Transplant Excellence Award, states HealthGrades. The hospital is located in Miami, Florida and states that it is a leader in the development of left ventricular assist devices that can prolong life in patients waiting for organ availability. It performs about 30 to 40 heart transplants a year and has performed 500 heart transplants in total as of 2015.