CALDERDALE and Huddersfield NHS Trust has performed well in a Sunday newspaper's league table.
The Trust was ranked fifth out of 17 in the Northern and Yorkshire region in terms of patient satisfaction and sixth in terms of mortality in the Sunday Times table.
Its Hospital of the Year Award went to both Newcastle Upon Tyne and Harrogate Health Care Trusts.
The table shows Calderdale and Huddersfield's mortality figure was 94 - based on 2002/03 statistics.
It also looked at inpatient and outpatient waiting times.
The percentage of patients waiting longer than six months from the decision to admit to treatment was 4% between October and December 2003.
The percentage of outpatients waiting more than 13 weeks for an appointment with a specialist was 16% in the same period.
By 2005, the government wants hospitals to see inpatients within six months and outpatients within 13 weeks.
The report is based on a 96-page guide compiled by Dr Foster, an independent authority on healthcare quality.
It compares 153 English NHS trusts overall and looks at treatment in a number of areas, including accident and emergency, heart, stroke, breast cancer, diabetes, paediatrics and renal services.
It also includes detailed profiles analysing the main NHS and private hospitals.
A spokesman for the newspaper said: "The guide is geared towards providing patients with information that will help them make better informed decisions about their treatment or referral in consultation with their GP."
Dianne Whittingham, chief executive of the Calderdale and Huddersfield Trust, said: "We are pleased to see that the Dr Foster report shows that our Trust is maintaining a high level of performance.
"We continue to work on reducing waiting times for patients whilst maintaining an excellent level of care.
"Although we have been given a high rating by Dr Foster, we do not allow ourselves to become complacent and will continue to strive to deliver the best possible care to all our patients in all areas of the Trust."