CSSMCW Named a Top 100 Hospital by Fortune/Merative


Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is proud to have been named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals on an annual ranking of top health care systems in the US published by Fortune/Merative.

The 2022 Fortune/Merative 100 Top Hospitals list represents facilities that achieved better results than peer institutions on performance indicators intended to measure clinical outcomes, operational efficiency, patient experience, and financial health. This year, the study evaluated 2,650 US hospitals based on publicly available Medicare data. Additionally, an organization’s community contributions and equity of care were considered in the analysis.

CSSMCW President/CEO Tom Kurtz said, “It’s rewarding to have a prestigious organization like Fortune acknowledge the achievements of the clinical and operational staff at our community hospital. This recognition demonstrates the unique ability of small hospitals to provide true, patient-centered care in a cost effective, high-tech clinical environment.”

He continued, “This year, the small town of Windber celebrated its 125th anniversary. CSSMCW has been providing the highest quality care for our community for 116 of those years. Accolades like the Top 100 Hospitals list reinforce that our hospital continues to be a vital asset to our region.”

According to the study, if all hospitals performed at the same high level as those comprising the Top 100 list, 104,000 additional lives could be saved, 55,000 more patients could be complication free, and an additional $12.5 billion could be saved on in-patient care.

The 100 Top Hospitals study has been conducted annually since 1993. Hospitals do not apply or pay to be involved in the ranking nor do they pay to promote their award.

About Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber
Founded in 1906, Chan Soon-Shiong Medical Center at Windber (CSSMCW) is an independent, non-profit acute care hospital in northern Somerset County, bordering Cambria County. The 54-bed hospital shares a campus and collaborates with Chan Soon-Shiong Institute of Molecular Medicine at Windber (CSSIMMW), a private, non-profit biomedical research center. With more than 450 employees, CSSMCW is the fourth largest employer in Somerset County. CSSMCW’s mission is to provide excellence in personalized, quality health care services through innovation, research and education in response to community needs. For more information visit