HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hartford Hospital has been ranked #1 in the Hartford region and among the best in Connecticut for 2016-2017 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 27th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. This year, Hartford Hospital ranks in five specialties and seven procedures.
"It is an honor to be recognized as the best in the region yet again," said Stuart Markowitz, M.D., president, Hartford Hospital; senior vice president, Hartford HealthCare. "Our commitment and reputation for excellence is cemented in the region thanks to the dedication of each Hartford Hospital staff member. Every day this team delivers the best possible care in the safest and most compassionate way. Our journey to excellence is a team effort, and we are so thankful to our staff and the patients who trust us with their care."
U.S. News & World Report recently changed its methodology making it much more difficult to achieve a rank in "High Performing" banners. The new methodology recognizes the best of the best—the top ten percent and Hartford Hospital ranks high-performing in five specialties and seven procedures:
High Performing Specialties:
- Diabetes and endocrinology
- Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
High Performing Procedures:
- Aortic valve surgery
- Colon cancer surgery
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart failure
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
A complete outline of how the new methodology works can be found here.
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is ranked # 2 in the nation among the top the hospitals specializing in cancer care. This marks the 27th year that MSK has been recognized as one of the nation's top 2 cancer hospitals. The Hartford HealthCare Cancer Institute is proud to be the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance. The Cancer Institute is comprised of five cancer centers — one at each of Hartford HealthCare's acute care hospitals across Connecticut.
About Hartford Hospital
Hartford Hospital, founded in 1854, is one of the largest teaching hospitals and tertiary care centers in New England with one of the region's busiest surgery practices. It is annually ranked among America's Best Hospitals by US News & World Report and has been recognized nationally for the quality of many of its programs, including cardiology, cancer, stroke and joint and spine care. The 867-bed regional referral center provides high-quality care in all clinical disciplines. Among its divisions is The Institute of Living, a 114-bed mental health facility with a national and international reputation of excellence. Jefferson House, a 104-bed long-term care facility, is also a special division of Hartford Hospital. The hospital's major centers of clinical excellence include cardiology, oncology, emergency services and trauma, mental health, women's health, orthopedics, bloodless surgery and advanced organ transplantation. Hartford Hospital owns and operates the state's only air ambulance system, LIFE STAR.
About U.S. News & World Report
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SOURCE Hartford HealthCare