The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th
year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
Deaconess was also recognized as high performing in adult urology, and received the highest rating possible in five adult procedures/conditions, including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart failure and knee replacement.
“Being named the number 2 hospital in the state by U.S. News & World Report is a significant achievement for all of Deaconess,” said Shawn McCoy, CEO, Deaconess Health System. “The rankings from this organization are related to quality, safety, outcomes, volumes and more. This recognition is shared by our medical staff, leadership, employees and volunteers who have made Deaconess the exceptional health system it is today.”
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies
in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
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