The annual checkup

We examine data to determine the state's best hospitals, plus offer second opinions from other popular rankings.

Our list is based on 12 weighted criteria, such as patient satisfaction, death rates for heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia, readmission rates and complications stemming from surgeries, and independent, experiential data compiled by Blue Cross and Blue Shield Inc. of North Carolina, The Leapfrog Group and U.S. News & World Report.

 

Rank Hospital Location Beds Score
1 Rex Hospital  Raleigh 659 53
2 Mission Hospital  Asheville 730 50
3 Duke University Hospital Durham 957 46
WakeMed Raleigh Campus Raleigh 678 46
5 FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital Pinehurst 395 45
6 Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy Charlotte 173 44
Duke Regional Hospital Durham 369 44
8 Cone Health* Greensboro, Reidsville  1,273 43
9 Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast   Concord 457 42
Carolinas Medical Center Charlotte 888 42
Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center Winston-Salem 921 42
Frye Regional Medical Center Hickory 355 42
13 New Hanover Regional Medical Center  Wilmington 769 41
UNC Hospitals Chapel Hill 801 41
15 High Point Regional Health High Point 381 40
16 CaroMont Regional Medical Center Gastonia 435 39
17 Novant Health Matthews Medical Center Matthews 117 38
18 Carolinas Medical Center-University  Charlotte 94 37
Duke Raleigh Hospital Raleigh 186 37
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center  Winston-Salem 885 37
Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Charlotte 662 37
Vidant Medical Center Greenville 861 37
23 CarolinaEast Medical Center  New Bern 350 36
Margaret R. Pardee Memorial Hospital  Hendersonville 222 36
MedWest-Haywood Hospital  Clyde 189 36
26 Carolinas Medical Center-Blue Ridge  Morganton 184 35
Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center Huntersville 60 35
28 Catawba Valley Medical Center  Hickory 258 34
Hugh Chatham Memorial Hospital  Elkin 220 34
Kings Mountain Hospital  Kings Mountain 92 34
Park Ridge Health Hendersonville 103 34
Southeastern Regional Medical Center  Lumberton 337 34
33 Caldwell Memorial Hospital Lenoir 110 33
Carteret General Hospital Morehead City 135 33
Central Carolina Hospital  Sanford 137 33
Iredell Memorial Hospital  Statesville 247 33
Stanly Regional Medical Center  Albemarle 119 33
Wilkes Regional Medical Center North Wilkesboro 130 33
39 Cape Fear Valley Medical Center Fayetteville 600 32
Carolinas Medical Center-Union  Monroe 254 32
Martin General Hospital  Williamston 49 32
Nash General Hospital Rocky Mount 345 32
Northern Hospital of Surry County  Mount Airy 133 32
Rutherford Regional Medical Center   Rutherfordton 143 32
Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center Thomasville 146 32
46 Alamance Regional Medical Center  Burlington 238 31
Cleveland Regional Medical Center Shelby 241 31
Johnston Medical Center Smithfield 199 31
Lake Norman Regional Medical Center Mooresville 123 31
Maria Parham Medical Center  Henderson 102 31
Randolph Hospital Asheboro 145 31
Novant Health Rowan Medical Center  Salisbury 268 31
Watauga Medical Center Boone 117 31
54 Novant Health Brunswick Medical Center Bolivia 74 30
Morehead Memorial Hospital Eden 242 30
Sampson Regional Medical Center Clinton 146 30
Scotland Memorial Hospital Laurinburg 104 30
Vidant Edgecombe Hospital Tarboro 117 30
Vidant Roanoke Chowan Hospital  Ahoskie 114 30
WakeMed Cary Hospital Cary 192 30
61 Albemarle Health  Elizabeth City 182 29
Carolinas Medical Center-Lincoln Lincolnton 101 29
Murphy Medical Center Murphy 191 29
Wilson Medical Center Wilson 294 29
65 Columbus Regional Healthcare System   Whiteville 154 28
MedWest-Harris Hospital Sylva 86 28
Onslow Memorial Hospital Jacksonville 162 28
Wayne Memorial Hospital Goldsboro 316 28
69 Halifax Regional Medical Center Roanoke Rapids 204 27
Wake Forest Baptist Health Lexington Medical Center  Lexington 94 27
71 Chatham Hospital Siler City 25 26
72 Betsy Johnson Hospital Dunn 101 25
Granville Medical Center Oxford 142 25
Lenoir Memorial Hospital  Kinston 261 25
McDowell Hospital Marion 65 25
Vidant Duplin Hospital  Kenansville 101 25
77 Alleghany Memorial Hospital  Sparta 25 23
Angel Medical Center Franklin 59 23
Ashe Memorial Hospital Jefferson 85 23
Vidant Beaufort Hospital Washington 142 23
81 Davis Regional Medical Center Statesville 143 22
82 Sandhills Regional Medical Center Hamlet 64 21
83 Dosher Memorial Hospital Southport 100 20
Transylvania Regional Hospital Brevard 94 20
Vidant Chowan Hospital Edenton 89 20
86 St. Luke's Hospital Columbus 55 19
87 Person Memorial Hospital  Roxboro 110 18
88 Anson Community Hospital  Wadesboro 147 15
Wake Forest Baptist Health Davie Medical Center  Mocksville 81 15
Novant Health Franklin Medical Center Louisburg 70 15
Pender Memorial Hospital Burgaw 86 15
92 FirstHealth Montgomery Memorial Hospital  Troy 37 14
93 Cape Fear Valley Bladen County Hospital Elizabethtown 58 12
Cherokee Indian Hospital Cherokee 32 12
94 Pioneer Community Hospital of Stokes  Danbury 93 9
95 Highlands-Cashiers Hospital Highlands 108 6
*Cone Health includes The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital, Women's Hospital and Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital in Greensboro and Annie Penn Hospital in Reidsville.

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