Tucson among top in hospital care

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TUCSON, Ariz. -- Tucson has some of the best hospital care in the country, according to a national health care organization. The Old Pueblo comes in fifth in rankings released by "Health-Grades" which examined several criteria including death rates, medical complications and the outcomes from 26 different medical procedures.

West Palm Beach, Florida tops the list, followed by Brownsville, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota, then Tucson.

Three local hospitals received a mention in the study, University Medical Center, Tucson Medical Center and Carondelet St. Mary's.