PS&D Partners

Congratulations to our ‘Best Regional Hospitals’ Partners

We are honored to support these facilities, which made the U.S. News & World Report 2021 Best Regional Hospitals Top 20 list.

Health systems have been enduring tremendous hardships during the pandemic. At Provider Solutions & Development, we are proud to support several partners who have not only cared for vulnerable communities during this challenging time, but have done so at an award-winning level.

U.S. News & World Report recently released its Best Hospitals by Region rankings — given to facilities with at least six high-performing ratings across 17 procedures and conditions, or a national ranking in at least one data-driven adult specialty and three high-performing ratings.

As we celebrate these achievements, we talked with some of our recruiters to learn more about what makes these hospitals so special.

#1 Best Hospitals by Region


Providence Alaska Medical Center is the largest, most comprehensive hospital in the state and the only one with a dedicated Children’s Hospital. PAMC has a nationally recognized Level II trauma center, heart and cancer centers, Alaska’s largest emergency department with LifeMed Alaska air ambulance transport, as well as substance abuse recovery services for adults and children.

“Each provider hired at PAMC makes a huge impact on the state as a whole,” says DJ Barker, Senior Physician Recruiter for PS&D. “For every specialist, that equates to numerous families being able to stay local without traveling great distances for their care. PAMC strives to be a ‘Patient First’ organization, and you can see and feel it in the behavior of every caregiver. They are so used to going that extra mile for patients, it’s now the norm.”


The Queen’s Medical Center is the largest private nonprofit hospital in Hawaii. This Magnet-recognized medical center has a dedicated residency training program, is a major specialty referral center and is home to the state’s only organ transplant program.

“Queen’s mission to provide healthcare to native Hawaiians has lived on since the 1800s. They provide such a crucial service to the underinsured,” says Physician Recruiter Kyle Travers. “They are the only Level I trauma center in the state of Hawaii, which means they are the last line of support to the community. Physicians and APCs get to practice at the top of their license and work with some of the best providers in the state.”


Massachusetts General Hospital ranked #1 on the Best Hospitals by Region list and ranked #5 on the national list. Located in Boston, it is the original and largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and a biomedical research facility. Mass General is a Magnet hospital and has an innovative Department of Anesthesia that conducts leading-edge investigations in Critical Care medicine, neurosciences, biomedical engineering, patient safety and simulation.


Providence St. Patrick Hospital is a pillar of the community in Western Montana, providing the most advanced care in the region. A designated Primary Stroke Center and Level II trauma facility, St. Patrick also houses the International Heart Institute of Montana and collaborates with the University of Montana, to innovate patient care.

“People are often surprised about the innovative care and work taking place in Missoula,” says Senior Physician Recruiter Melisa Kennedy. “For example, each year the International Heart Institute hosts the Rocky Mountain Valve Symposium, which draws heart specialists from around the world for workshops, lectures and training in new procedures. What has remained constant through the years is their ability to provide highly advanced and deeply compassionate care to all patients.”


As the only Level II trauma center between Sacramento and Salt Lake City, Renown Regional Medical Center offers the most advanced care in the northern Nevada region. It is home to the area’s only children’s hospital and has a leading robotic surgery institute. For three years in a row, RRMC has earned the Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Hospital Accreditation for emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention/control, leadership and medication management.

“What I love about recruiting for Renown is that they are really dedicated to supporting physicians where their interests lie,” says Senior Physician Recruiter Amy Knoup. “There is a lot of opportunity for providers to build their practice as they'd like. Renown Regional Medical Center also entered an affiliation with the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine where physicians can continue with academics and research.”

Top 20 Rankings:


#12 –With two locations in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, Providence Mission Hospital and Mission Heritage Medical Group partners with the Neuroscience Institute and offers a wide range of medical specialties and sub-specialties with an unparalleled standard of care.

#18 –Healthgrades, The Joint Commission and the Leapfrog Group have all given Providence Saint John’s Medical Center multiple accolades for its dedication to academic-based, research-guided care. Saint John’s is also home to the world-renowned Saint John’s Cancer Institute, a leader in clinical research and medical advancements in cancer care.

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#17St. Joseph’s Health Hospital is the backbone of the St. Joseph's/Trinity Health integrated system, delivering award-winning care. A nationally recognized leader in cardiovascular and orthopedic surgical care, the 451-bed comprehensive institution has two state-of the-art ambulatory surgery centers offering outpatient surgery services.


#2 – Founded in 1875, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center has the distinction of being Oregon’s first hospital. It is highly honored for the quality of its people and programs and is home to the well-respected Providence Heart Institute and Providence Brain and Spine Institute.

#5Providence Portland Medical Center is recognized for excellence in patient care and research in cancer, heart, orthopedics, women's health and rehabilitation services. Providence Portland is home to a cancer center that is unmatched on the West Coast in terms of the breadth of services and technologies available under one roof.


#18 – Covenant Medical Center is a part of Covenant Health, the largest medical group in the West Texas and Eastern New Mexico region. These providers understand that a trusted healthcare partnership between patients and providers is crucial, and they involve patients in the decisions that impact their health and wellness.


#3Providence St. Peter Hospital offers a respected Family Medicine residency program and has a Level III trauma center, as well as a 24-hour stroke service. Providence St. Peter has earned Nursing Magnet status and been ranked in the top 4% of hospitals in the nation.

#4Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and Children’s Hospital offers some of the Northwest’s most advanced services, including minimally invasive cardiac surgery procedures, robotic surgery and sophisticated diagnostic technologies. With a world-class research department, excellent residency programs and specialized centers for orthopedics, women’s health, the neurosciences and more, it is a medical leader on many fronts.

#6Providence Regional Medical Center Everett has an award-winning staff and has ranked in the top 3% of hospitals in the nation, according to Thomson Reuters Healthcare. An innovative regional cancer center and a 12-story patient tower help provide comprehensive care to the area’s rapidly growing population.

#12 – The largest of Swedish’s five hospitals, Swedish Medical Center’s First Hill is home to the Swedish Cancer Institute and the Swedish Orthopedic Institute. The hospital provides a wide range of inpatient and outpatient services, including the area’s largest childbirth center, NICU and specialty pediatric care.

#13Swedish Medical Center - Cherry Hill campus houses James Tower, Seattle's first hospital, established in 1877 by the Sisters of Providence. Today, the campus is known as one of the most modern and technologically advanced medical facilities in the region.

At Provider Solutions & Development, we offer holistic, personalized career guidance to help providers find the right fit the first time. The nationally recognized facilities above are just a few of the partners we serve. We understand the diverse needs of healthcare systems and the comprehensive solutions our partners want. Reach out today to learn more about how we support healthcare systems, providers and communities.