TRI-STATE – Deaconess has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report, specifically naming Deaconess as the #2 hospital in Indiana for a fifth straight year. Deaconess is the only hospital in the region to receive a state ranking.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd 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 ten procedures and conditions, including:
- Heart Failure
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
- Heart Attack
- Colon Cancer Surgery
- Hip Fracture
- Kidney Failure
- Prostate Cancer Surgery
“Our staff has attained this level of excellence because they have risen above the difficulties of the past year to provide exceptional care to patients in our communities.” said Shawn McCoy, CEO, Deaconess. “For half a decade, Deaconess staff, physicians, and leaders have set a nationally-recognized standard—and continued to raise it with ten High Performing recognitions—from US News & World Report.”
For the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. For the first time, U.S. News rated eligible hospitals in Ovarian Cancer Surgery, Prostate Cancer Surgery and Uterine Cancer Surgery. In the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.
“The hospitals named among the best have extensive medical expertise and a history of delivering good outcomes,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need.”
U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists
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Deaconess Health System is the premier provider of health care services to 26 counties in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. The system consists of nine hospitals, a fully-integrated multispecialty group featuring primary care and specialty physicians; a freestanding cancer center, urgent care facilities, a network of preferred hospitals and doctors, more than 30 care sites, and multiple partnerships with other regional health care providers. For more information, visit www.deaconess.com
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