52 great health systems to know | 2017

Becker's Hospital Review is pleased to present the 2017 list of "52 great health systems to know," an accompaniment to the list of "100 great hospitals in America | 2017."

 The 52 health systems featured on this list strive to provide high-quality patient care and include programs to benefit their communities.

Many of the health systems cover several hospitals, physician groups, urgent care clinics and rehabilitation centers. The larger systems also encompass ACOs, health plans and innovation centers. All the systems are working towards providing access to care across sprawling geographies in a challenging healthcare environment.

The Becker's editorial team developed this list through internal research, considering systems recognized by organizations such as Truven Health Analytics and U.S. News & World Report. We also considered the system's clinical quality record and reputation for patient satisfaction and innovation.

The following are profiles of 52 great health systems listed in alphabetical order.

Note: This is not a ranking, nor is it an endorsement of included health systems or associated healthcare providers. Health systems could not pay for inclusion on this list. 

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Adventist Health System (Altamonte Springs, Fla.). Established in 1973, this faith-based healthcare system boasts more than 45 hospital campuses and 8,200 beds across nine states. [CLICK HERE] 

Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, Ill.). Advocate formed in 1995, following a merger between Evangelical Health Systems Corp. and Lutheran General HealthSystem. [CLICK HERE] 

Allina Health (Minneapolis). Allina Health encompasses more than 90 clinics, 12 hospitals and 15 pharmacies across Minnesota and western Wisconsin. [CLICK HERE]

Asante (Medford, Ore.). Asante boasts three hospitals, two urgent care centers and 16 physician practices in southern Oregon and northern California counties. [CLICK HERE]

Aurora Health Care (Milwaukee). Founded in 1984, this integrated health system now serves patients at 15 hospitals, more than 150 clinics and 70 pharmacies throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. [CLICK HERE] 

Baylor Scott & White Health (Dallas). This health system formed in 2013 following the merger of Baylor Health Care System and Scott & White Healthcare. [CLICK HERE] 

BJC HealthCare (St. Louis). BJC Healthcare provides primary care, home health and hospice care, among other services, at 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations across southern Illinois and Missouri. [CLICK HERE] 

Carilion Clinic (Roanoke, Va.). Carilion Clinic represents a network of 209 practice sites, including nine hospitals, with 1,026 licensed beds serving a 20-county region in Virginia and West Virginia. [CLICK HERE] 

Carolinas HealthCare System (Charlotte, N.C.). This health system's history dates back to 1940, and it has grown to encompass more than 7,600 licensed beds across its more than 900 care locations, including academic medical centers, hospitals and physician practices. [CLICK HERE]

Christus Health (Irving, Texas). This faith-based health system was established in 1999 when two Catholic charities merged together. [CLICK HERE] 

Christiana Care Health System (Wilmington, Del.). Christiana Hospital, named for the nearby colonial town Christiana, Del., opened in 1985 and became the foundation for Christiana Care Health System. [CLICK HERE] 

Cleveland Clinic. Cleveland Clinic physicians treated the system's first patient in 1921. [CLICK HERE] 

Geisinger Health System (Danville, Pa.). Geisinger Health System has 12 hospital campuses and two research centers throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. [CLICK HERE] 

Hackensack Meridian Health (Edison, N.J.). Hackensack Meridian Health was formed in June 2016 after Hackensack University Health Network and Meridian Health merged. [CLICK HERE] 

HealthPartners (Bloomington, Minn.). Established in 1957, HealthPartners is now a seven-hospital system that also includes a medical and dental health plan. [CLICK HERE] 

Henry Ford Health System (Detroit). Founded in 1915, Henry Ford Health System is comprised of six hospitals and a 1,100-physician group practice. [CLICK HERE] 

Houston Methodist. Houston Methodist consists of a medical center and six community hospitals in the greater Houston area. [CLICK HERE] 

Inova Health System (Falls Church, Va.). Inova clinicians treat more than 2 million patients each year at the system's network of hospitals, physician practices and urgent care centers, encompassing more than 1,700 licensed beds and 16,000 employees. [CLICK HERE]

Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City). Intermountain Healthcare comprises 22 hospitals and more than 185 clinics, as well as the Intermountain Medical Group, which boasts 1,500 multispecialty physicians and caregivers. [CLICK HERE] 

Johns Hopkins Medicine (Baltimore). Johns Hopkins Medicine consists of six academic and community hospitals, four suburban healthcare and surgery centers and 39 primary and specialty outpatient care sites. [CLICK HERE] 

Kaiser Permanente (Oakland, Calif.). The organization that would become Kaiser Permanente began during the Great Depression at a 12-bed hospital in California that officially opened to the public in 1945. [CLICK HERE] 

Kettering Health Network (Dayton, Ohio). Kettering Health Network includes eight hospitals and more than 120 outpatient facilities across southwest Ohio. [CLICK HERE] 

Lakeland Health (St. Joseph, Mich.). Lakeland Health, which was founded in the 1800s, employs more than 3,826 professionals across its sites in southwest Michigan. [CLICK HERE] 

Lovelace Health System (Albuquerque, N.M.). Lovelace Health System — which comprises six hospitals and Lovelace Medical Group — employs roughly 3,589 individuals. [CLICK HERE] 

Mayo Clinic Health System (Rochester, Minn.). Mayo Clinic Health System comprises more than 60 locations with roughly 56,000 employees, including 1,000 providers. [CLICK HERE] 

MemorialCare Health System (Fountain Valley, Calif.). As a nonprofit integrated delivery system, MemorialCare's physicians and healthcare professionals implement evidence-based best practices across all hospitals. [CLICK HERE]

Mercy (Chesterfield, Mo.). The Sisters of Mercy founded Mercy health system in 1986, with a history that dates back more than 200 years to when Catherine McAuley opened the first House of Mercy in Dublin, Ireland. [CLICK HERE]

Methodist Health System (Dallas). With the support of the Methodist Church, a group of ministers and civic leaders opened Dallas Methodist Hospital in 1927. [CLICK HERE]

Mission Health (Asheville, N.C.). Mission Health includes six hospitals, 763 licensed beds and more than 500 directly employed physicians and advanced practitioners in 50-plus subspecialties. [CLICK HERE]

Mount Sinai Health System (New York City). Mount Sinai Health System includes seven hospitals, the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and more than 300 locations across the New York City metropolitan area. [CLICK HERE]

NewYork-Presbyterian (New York City). NewYork-Presbyterian has four major divisions: NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, NewYork-Presbyterian Regional Hospital Network, NewYork-Presbyterian Physician Services and New York-Presbyterian Community and Population Health, which includes ambulatory care network sites and the system's ACO. [CLICK HERE]

NorthShore University HealthSystem (Evanston, Ill.). As a fully integrated healthcare delivery system, NorthShore University HealthSystem has four hospitals and a medical care group that provides primary, specialty and immediate care services. [CLICK HERE]

Northwell Health (New Hyde Park, N.Y.). Northwell Health serves more than 2 million people annually, with 61,000-plus employees and 13,600 physicians, 2,700 of which hare part of the health system's medical group. [CLICK HERE]

Northwestern Memorial HealthCare (Chicago). Northwestern Memorial HealthCare includes a 4,000-person medical staff and more than 30,000 employees at 100-plus locations in the Chicago area. [CLICK HERE]

Novant Health (Winston-Salem, N.C.). Carolina Medicorp merged with Presbyterian Health Services., in July 1997 to form Novant Health. [CLICK HERE]

Ochsner Health System (New Orleans). Ochsner Health System serves more than 600,000 patients per year from 80-plus countries around the world. [CLICK HERE]

OhioHealth (Columbus). Founded in 1891, OhioHealth has grown into a large nonprofit, faith-based hospital and healthcare organization with 11 hospitals and more than 50 ambulatory sites. [CLICK HERE]

Parkview Health (Fort Wayne, Ind.). As a nonprofit, community-based health system, Parkview serves a population of 820,000 people and is the region's largest employer with more than 10,000 employees. [CLICK HERE]

Partners HealthCare (Boston). In 1994, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital collaborated to found Partners HealthCare and the system has since expanded to include 10 hospitals, the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network, Partners HealthCare at Home, Partners Community Physicians Organization, a health plan and an interdisciplinary graduate school. [CLICK HERE]

ProMedica (Toledo, Ohio). ProMedica, a locally owned nonprofit health system, serves 27 counties in Ohio and Michigan. [CLICK HERE]

Providence St. Joseph Health (Renton, Wash.). Renton-based Providence Health & Services merged with St. Irvine, Calif.-based St. Joseph Health to create Providence St. Joseph Health in July 2016. [CLICK HERE]

Roper St. Francis Healthcare (Charleston, S.C.). Founded in 1852 to treat all patients regardless of their "complexion, religion or nation," Roper St. Francis now includes three hospitals with 657 beds in addition to 90 other facilities and physician offices. [CLICK HERE]

Scripps Health (San Diego, Calif.). As a private, nonprofit integrated health system, Scripps Health includes four hospitals on five campuses and more than 3,000 affiliated physicians. [CLICK HERE]

Sentara Healthcare (Norfolk, Va.). More than 1,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians make up the four medical groups in Sentara Healthcare's system, which employs 28,000 people all together. [CLICK HERE]

Spectrum Health (Grand Rapids, Mich.). Spectrum Health is a nonprofit health system with 12 hospitals, 180 ambulatory service sites and around 3,200 physicians. [CLICK HERE]

St. Luke's Health System (Boise, Idaho). St. Luke's includes 14 hospitals and medical centers across Idaho. [CLICK HERE]

Sutter Health (Sacramento). A nonprofit health system, Sutter Health employs more than 53,000 people across northern California and its Sutter Medical Network boasts 5,500 physician members.[CLICK HERE]

Texas Health Resources (Arlington). Texas Health Resources includes 19 acute care hospitals, five short-stay hospitals, two behavioral health hospitals, two rehabilitation hospitals and one transitional care hospital. [CLICK HERE]

Trinity Health (Livonia, Mich.). Trinity Health includes 93 hospitals and 121 additional home care, continuing care and outpatient facilities across 22 states. [CLICK HERE]

UnityPoint Health (West Des Moines, Iowa). With around 30,000 employees including 900 physicians and specialists across Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, UnityPoint Health is fully entrenched in the Midwest.[CLICK HERE]

UPMC (Pittsburgh). UPMC is the largest non-governmental employer in Pennsylvania with around 65,000 employees.[CLICK HERE]

Yale New Haven (Conn.) Health. Yale New Haven Health includes five hospitals and a nonprofit multispecialty medical foundation, Northeast Medical Group, which includes more than 100 sites and 70 physician practices. [CLICK HERE]

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