No one wants to think about getting sick or being injured, but it’s always good to know your care options before the issue is urgent. With around 100 hospitals, Nebraska has plenty of choices at which to receive care. Using rankings from US News and HealthGrove, we’ve compiled a list of the state’s best hospitals based on patient survival, patient safety, reputation, and patient ratings. Based on these factors, these 10 hospitals are reported to be the best in Nebraska.
10. Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha
This kids-only hospital was founded by some of Omaha's well-known philanthropists in the late 1940s. They have a HealthGrove ranking of 88/100 and a high rate of patient satisfaction.
9. CHI Health Bergan Mercy, Omaha
With 341 beds and 541 doctors, patients at Bergan Mercy receive attentive, individualized care. The facility is ranked as a high-performing hospital in the area of heart failure.
8. CHI Health Immanuel, Omaha
As the #8 hospital in Nebraska, Immanuel is a full-service hospital, but it performs among the best in the region in the field of urology.
7. CHI Creighton University Medical Center, Omaha
Creighton features 223 beds and 251 doctors; it is a regionally-ranked hospital performing at high levels of quality in the fields of urology and gastroenterology.
6. Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital, Hastings
Coming in at #6 in the state, Mary Lanning Hospital has 148 beds and is served by 98 doctors. Their regionally-ranked specialties include hip replacement and knee replacement surgeries.
5. CHI Health Good Samaritan, Kearney
Good Samaritan is the fifth-best hospital in the state with 229 beds, 100 doctors, and high performance ratings in orthopedics.
4. CHI St. Elizabeth Regional Medical Center, Lincoln
This Lincoln hospital is #4 in the state; it has 260 beds and is served by 388 doctors. It ranks highly in the areas of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) treatment, heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement.
3. Methodist Hospital, Omaha
Methodist has earned the distinction of being a high performer in the area of gynecology; its other specialties are COPD treatment, heart bypass surgery, heart failure treatment, and knee replacement.
2. Bryan Medical Center, Lincoln
Bryan Medical Center, the #2 hospital in the state, has received a 5/5 star rating from former patients. With 351 beds and 407 doctors, they rank highly in COPD treatment, heart failure treatment, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, and knee replacement.
1. Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
This nationally-recognized teaching hospital contains 495 beds and is served by 530 doctors (plus a healthy population of students). Seventy-nine percent of former patients say they would recommend this hospital to others. The Med Center is ranked #43 in the nation in nephrology and #44 in the nation in urology. They also perform highly in numerous other specialties, conditions, and procedures.
Have you ever received care at any of these hospitals? Which facilities didn’t make the US News or HealthGrove rankings which you think should have? Let us know in the comments.