PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — According to a new release from Healthgrades three hospitals in the Portland-Vancouver metro rank in the top 50 in the United States.

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center in Clackamas, and Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center in Vancouver all made the list.

HealthGrades bases the rankings on patient outcomes. According to their website, they take patient risk factors like age, gender, and overall health into consideration when putting together the list. They look at reported data for more than 32 common procedures or conditions and those treated by a hospital on the list have a higher survival rate. 

Jennifer Burrows the Chief Executive of Providence St. Vincent said it feels good to know they are doing great work in the community and among the greatest work in the country. 

“It’s one of those things, you feel good about the work you do every day, but when another organization does some review and then calls forward the work that you feel good about and are proud of as really leading the country,” said Burrows. “It’s a nice recognition but it’s affirming.”

She said it reminds the care team that the work they are doing every day is changing the lives of people.