Portsmouth Regional Hospital is the only hospital in New Hampshire to be named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2024, according to new research released by Healthgrades, the leading resource consumers use to find a hospital or doctor. This achievement puts PRH in the top 5% of hospitals nationwide for overall clinical performance and reflects the hospital’s commitment to exceptional patient care. Other accolades from Healthgrades include Excellence Awards for cardiac surgery, stroke care, gastrointestinal care and gastrointestinal surgery, and numerous 5-star awards in cardiac, orthopedic, neurosciences, gastrointestinal, critical and surgical care.

“Every day, our teams come into work with one goal in mind: To provide the best possible care to our patients and to treat their families with compassion and respect,” said Dean M. Carucci, chief executive officer at Portsmouth Regional Hospital. “Our clinical excellence across a range of service lines has been widely recognized. We are continually assessing the needs of our community and investing appropriately to provide the care that is most needed. We’re proud to once again be named one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals by Healthgrades, and to be the only hospital in the state to earn this designation.”

To determine the top hospitals for 2024, Healthgrades evaluated risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates for more than 30 conditions and procedures at approximately 4,500 hospitals nationwide. Unlike other hospital studies, Healthgrades ratings are based solely on what matters most: Patient outcomes. The 2024 Healthgrades analysis revealed significant variation in hospital performance, making it increasingly important to seek care at top-rated programs. From 2020 to 2022, if all hospitals, as a group, performed similarly to America’s 250 Best Hospitals, on average, 178,402 lives could potentially have been saved.*

“Healthgrades commends Portsmouth Regional Hospital for its leadership and continued dedication to high quality care,” said Brad Bowman, MD, chief medical officer and head of data science at Healthgrades. “As one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, Portsmouth Regional Hospital is elevating the standard for quality care nationwide, and ensuring superior outcomes for the patients in their community.” 

Consumers can visit Healthgrades.com to learn more about how Healthgrades measures hospital quality, and access a patient-friendly overview of how we rate, and why hospital quality matters, here.

*Statistics are based on Healthgrades analysis of MedPAR data for 2020 through 2022 and represent three-year estimates for Medicare patients only. Click here to view the complete 2024 America’s Best Hospital Awards Methodology.