Best Hospitals in Connecticut

Connecticut has about 50 hospitals. One is nationally ranked. Eight others meet standards for strong performance within the state.  U.S. News also recognizes hospitals in the Bridgeport and New Haven metro areas.

How We Rank Hospitals

Rankings in Metro Areas

Best Hospitals by Metro Area

Bridgeport (Fairfield County), Hartford, New Haven

Best Hospitals by Region

Eastern Connecticut, Western Connecticut

State Rank Hospital No. of Specialties Nationally Ranked No. of Specialties High-Performing
#1

Yale-New Haven Hospital

New Haven, CT

Recognized in New Haven metro area

11 Nationally Ranked Specialties
2 High-Performing Specialties
#2

Hartford Hospital

Hartford, CT

Ranked #1 in Hartford metro area

Includes data from: Hartford Hospital's Institute of Living

11 High-Performing Specialties
#3

St. Vincent's Medical Center

Bridgeport, CT

Recognized in Bridgeport (Fairfield County) metro area

Recognized in Western Connecticut

10 High-Performing Specialties
#4

St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center

Hartford, CT

Ranked #2 in Hartford metro area

9 High-Performing Specialties

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#5

Middlesex Hospital

Middletown, CT

Ranked #3 in Hartford metro area

5 High-Performing Specialties
#6

Danbury Hospital

Danbury, CT

Recognized in Bridgeport (Fairfield County) metro area

Recognized in Western Connecticut

2 High-Performing Specialties
#6

Lawrence and Memorial Hospital

New London, CT

Recognized in Eastern Connecticut

2 High-Performing Specialties
#8

Stamford Hospital

Stamford, CT

Recognized in Bridgeport (Fairfield County) metro area

Recognized in Western Connecticut

1 High-Performing Specialty
#8

William W. Backus Hospital

Norwich, CT

Recognized in Eastern Connecticut

1 High-Performing Specialty

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The Methodology & Awards

Gold — Nationally Ranked: hospitals that excel in difficult cases in one or more specialties.

Silver — High-Performing: hospitals in the tier just below nationally ranked Best Hospitals.

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