Top-Rated Hospitals and Medical Centers in Arizona

“You should consider picking a hospital, medical center, or doctor based on the quality of care and not necessarily on the cost or insurance accepted.”


When you have been injured and someone else is to blame, you should seek the best medical attention possible. A lawsuit can help you to recover any out-of-pocket expenses for your medical treatment, therapy, and medications. This means that you should consider picking a hospital, medical center, or doctor based on the quality of care and not necessarily on the cost or insurance accepted.

We’ve compiled information about the top-rated hospitals and medical centers in Arizona and an overview of the ways that you can recover compensation for their fees.

Arizona’s Hospitals and Medical Centers

With Arizona’s population explosion, Arizona’s healthcare options have vastly improved. Arizona ranks 4th in the quality of care metrics for Arizona residents. The state ranks higher than states that are known nationally for their top hospitals, including California, Massachusetts, and Maryland.

Hospital ratings can come from a variety of sources. Insurance companies, magazines, and consumer groups issue lists of the top hospitals. These lists use varying metrics to arrive at their rankings. Some of the ways that hospitals and medical centers can be rated include:

  1. Reputation
  2. Patient outcomes
  3. Patient ratings
  4. Physician ratings
  5. Malpractice claims

Based on these statistics, some of the most prestigious medical centers and hospitals in Arizona include:

Mayo Clinic-Phoenix

Doctors, patients, and publications often agree that Mayo Clinic-Phoenix is number one among Arizona’s top-rated hospitals. U.S. News and World Report ranks Mayo Clinic-Phoenix at number 16 on its honor roll for the best hospitals in the U.S.

Mayo Clinic-Phoenix is the only facility in the southwest operated by the world-famous Mayo Clinic. The original Mayo Clinic in Minnesota dominates national hospital ratings. Its first-place rating places it ahead of well-known hospitals such as Johns Hopkins in Maryland, the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, and Cedars-Sinai in California.

The Phoenix location provides comprehensive care, including an emergency room, transplant center, and surgery center. It is ranked nationally for:

  • Pulmonary medicine (#6)
  • Gastroenterology (#6)
  • Urology (#13)
  • Ear, nose, and throat (#18)
  • Cardiology (#20)
  • Cancer (#23)
  • Orthopedics (#23)
  • Geriatrics (#28)
  • Gynecology (#28)
  • Endocrinology and diabetes (#32)
  • Nephrology (#35)

Mayo Clinic-Phoenix is the only Arizona hospital on the honor roll rankings by the U.S. News and World Report.

Banner Boswell Medical Center

Banner Boswell in Sun City is one of Arizona’s best medical centers. According to the U.S. News and World Report ratings, Banner Boswell is the second-best facility among Arizona’s top-rated hospitals.

This facility does not hold national ratings for any specialty, but it receives high-performance ratings from patients for cancer treatment, heart surgery, lung surgery, gastrointestinal surgery, and orthopedics treatment.

Banner Boswell provides comprehensive medical services, including an emergency department, surgery center, and intensive care unit. Banner Boswell was formerly Boswell Memorial Hospital. It has served Maricopa County residents since 1970.

Banner-University Medical Center Phoenix

Banner-University Medical Center is ranked third in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. It also earns a 73% positive patient rating from Healthgrades.

Banner-University holds high-performance ratings for its cardiology, gastroenterology, pulmonary, and cancer care. Banner-University also provides specialty care that’s not found in other Arizona medical centers, including treatment for:

  • Sleep disorders
  • Behavioral issues
  • Metabolic disorders
  • Obesity
  • Chemical dependency and addiction

Banner-University is the largest hospital in Arizona with over 700 beds. It serves as the teaching hospital for the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix campus.

OASIS Hospital

OASIS Hospital specializes in orthopedic and spine care. This hospital has received an amazing 89% positive patient rating, according to Healthgrades. It also has high-performance ratings in the U.S. News and World Report survey for knee replacement and hip replacement surgeries.

OASIS Hospital is a small facility with only 64 patient beds. But for its specialties, it is considered to be one of the best facilities in Arizona.

St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center

St. Joseph’s Hospital was founded in 1895 and is the oldest hospital in Phoenix. St. Joseph’s is tied for the seventh-best hospital in Arizona. What distinguishes St. Joseph’s from other Arizona hospitals is its national ranking for neurology.

According to the U.S. News and World Report rankings, St Joseph’s is the 26th best hospital for neurology and neurosurgery in the U.S. It is the only hospital in Arizona with a nationally recognized neurology department. According to Healthgrades, the hospital has won awards for stroke care, cranial surgery, and neurosurgery.

St. Joseph’s provides general medical services, including an emergency department and an intensive care unit. It also includes an adolescent medicine clinic, cancer institute, and heart institute.

Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Phoenix Children’s Hospital is the highest-rated children’s hospital in Arizona. It is the only children’s hospital in Arizona with national rankings for its specialty services. It holds national rankings for:

  • Neonatology (#20)
  • Pediatric orthopedics (#23)
  • Pediatric cardiology (#27)
  • Pediatric neurology (#29)
  • Pediatric nephrology (#33)
  • Pediatric gastroenterology (#34)
  • Pediatric cancer (#35)
  • Pediatric pulmonology (#37)
  • Pediatric endocrinology and diabetes (#39)
  • Pediatric urology (#45)

Phoenix Children’s Hospital provides general pediatric medical services, including a level 1 pediatric trauma center.

Recovering Compensation to Pay for Medical Services

Damages in injury cases always include past and future medical expenses. These damages include costs incurred for medical treatment, mental and physical therapy, and medications.

If you paid out-of-pocket for your medical services, you could recover reimbursement for your costs. If your insurance paid for the treatment and care you still can recover for the full cost of your medical care. If the medical center provided unpaid medical services, it may file a lien against your settlement. This means that when you settle your injury claim, the medical center will receive reimbursement for the services rendered.

Contact the team at Goodnow McKay to discuss the compensation you can recover for medical expenses.

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