U.S. News evaluated hospitals in nine of the common procedures and medical conditions.
– Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair
– Aortic valve surgery
– Heart bypass surgery
– Heart failure
– Colon cancer surgery
– Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
– Hip replacement
– Knee replacement
– Lung cancer surgery
"U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide," said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of."
U.S. News created Best Hospitals procedure and condition ratings to help patients find better care for the kinds of common procedures and medical conditions that account for millions of hospitalizations each year. Objective outcome measures such as deaths, infections, readmissions and operations that need to be repeated, as well as patient satisfaction data largely determined the ratings. The Best Hospitals procedure and condition ratings rely on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data for patients 65 and older, as well as survey data from the American Hospital Association and clinical registry data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.
Alamance Regional Medical Center is listed separately by U.S. News and ranked average in all categories. The ratings are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
U.S. News Best Hospitals
In addition to the procedure and condition ratings, Cone Health was also recognized as one of the Best Hospitals in North Carolina for 2016-17 by U.S. News. The annual rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging conditions.
Annie Penn Hospital, Moses Cone Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital and Women's Hospital are collectively ranked as the fifth best hospital in the state, up from sixth last year and eighth two years ago. In this list, the hospitals are rated "High Performing" in diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.
Cone Health is committed to being a national leader in quality, service and cost. The Network for Exceptional Care consists of Alamance Regional Medical Center, Annie Penn Hospital, Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital, Women's Hospital, Cone Health Medical Group, MedCenter High Point, MedCenter Kernersville, MedCenter Mebane, Triad HealthCare Network and various outpatient clinics and programs. More than 11,000 exceptional people provide exceptional care to the people of Guilford, Alamance, Rockingham, Forsyth, Caswell and Randolph counties.
Contact: Doug Allred, APR
External Communications Manager
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