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Presbyterian Hospital named a 2022 Best Hospital

February 8, 2022 Featured Press Release

Albuquerque, NM (February 8, 2022) - Presbyterian Hospital* is a national leader for patient care and a recipient of the Healthgrades 2022 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™. This places Presbyterian Hospital among the top two percent of all hospitals for clinical care and patient outcomes across treatment of the most common conditions and procedures. Presbyterian Hospital is the only hospital in New Mexico to receive the America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award for 3 years in a row (2020-2022).

“Presbyterian is extremely proud to be honored as one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for three years in a row,” said Jason Mitchell M.D., chief medical officer, Presbyterian Healthcare Services. “Our commitment to delivering safe, quality care to our patients has remained strong, despite the ongoing pandemic. This award is a testament to our hardworking clinicians and staff who continue to work tirelessly to provide outstanding care for our patients while facing the many challenges of COVID-19.”


Healthgrades is committed to delivering the most scientifically accurate and comprehensive information about doctors and hospitals – with data insights not available anywhere else. To assess overall hospital performance, Healthgrades reviewed outcomes across more than 31 of the most common procedures and conditions. Recipients of this award have consistently delivered better than expected outcomes for their patients.


America’s 100 Best Hospitals award recipients are making an impact. From 2018-2020, patients treated in hospitals achieving the Healthgrades top 100 hospitals recognition on average had a 25.4 percent lower risk of dying than if they were treated in hospitals that did not receive this award, as measured across 17 rated conditions and procedures where mortality is the outcome. In fact, if all hospitals as a group performed similarly to Presbyterian Hospital and other 2022 Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals, 162,830 lives could potentially have been saved from 2018-2020.**

Presbyterian Hospital was recognized as the only hospital in New Mexico to receive:

  • The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary Care Award™ for 6 years in a row (2017-2022)
  • The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ in 2022
  • The America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Gastrointestinal Surgery Award™ for 5 years in a row (2018-2022)
  • 2022 Gastrointestinal Care Excellence Award™

In additional, Presbyterian Hospital was also recognized for the following clinical distinctions:

  • Five-Star Distinctions in: Heart Attack, Heart Failure, Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Treatment of COPD, Treatment of Pneumonia, Repair of Abdominal Aorta, Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeries, Treatment of Bowel Obstruction, Treatment of Sepsis and Respiratory Failure.

“We are proud to recognize Presbyterian Hospital one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for 2022,” said Brad Bowman, MD, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Data Science at Healthgrades. “As an America’s 100 Best hospital, Presbyterian Hospital’s clinical performance and patient outcomes outpaced nearly all other hospitals in the country. We believe these distinguished hospitals are leading the industry and setting the standard for providing safe and quality care.”

With tools like hospital ratings and awards, Healthgrades helps consumers make confident healthcare decisions by enabling the evaluation and comparison of hospital performance to find the highest quality care. Visit for an in-depth look at Presbyterian Hospital’s performance and profile to explore the highest quality care in New Mexico today. Consumers can also visit for more information on how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access the complete methodology here.

* This distinction recognizes Presbyterian's three Central New Mexico hospitals – Presbyterian Hospital, Presbyterian Rust Medical Center and Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital. Combined data from all three Central New Mexico hospitals were submitted under the umbrella of Presbyterian Hospital.

** Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for years 2018 through 2020 and represent 3-year estimates for Medicare patients only.




About Presbyterian Healthcare Services

Presbyterian Healthcare Services exists to improve the health of patients, members and the communities we serve. Presbyterian is a locally owned, not-for-profit healthcare system of nine hospitals, a statewide health plan and a growing multi-specialty medical group. Founded in New Mexico in 1908, it is the state’s largest private employer with more than 13,000 employees.

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