Hospital also recognized as “high performing” for heart bypass surgery, heart failure and knee replacement
BRIGHTON, MA – St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine and member of Steward Health Care, has been recognized as one of the top five hospitals for 2015-16 in the Boston Metro Area and ranked “high performing” in the areas of heart bypass surgery, heart failure and knee replacement by U.S. News & World Report.
“The recognition of St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center as one of the top hospitals in Boston is a reflection of the highly skilled physicians, nurses and staff who tend to our patients every day,” said Dr. Roger D. Mitty, interim president of St. Elizabeth’s. “We provide some of the most specialized care available in the field of cardiac care and this ranking is one that our patients can interpret as a sign of our commitment to continually providing them with the highest quality of care. The focus on common health care services, including knee replacement, highlights St. Elizabeth’s excellence in treating all patients including the most routine illnesses and medical conditions.”
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center was also ranked as the sixth best hospital in the state overall by U.S. News & World Report. The ratings evaluate more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide on common inpatient procedures and conditions. For common conditions, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in five procedures and medical conditions and rated them high performers, average or below average. Only about 10 percent of the hospitals were rated as high performers.
In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions.
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. U.S. News used the same data, as well as the new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, first published in May, to produce the state and metro rankings.
The rankings are freely available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook, available in August from the U.S. News Store.
About St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is a major academic medical center affiliated with Tufts University School of Medicine. Areas of medical excellence include vascular and endovascular surgery, cardiology, neurosciences, general and robotic surgery, bariatric surgery, women’s health, high-risk obstetrics, bone and joint health, hematology/oncology, pulmonary medicine and emergency medicine. St. Elizabeth’s is a member of Steward Health Care, which is the second largest health care system in New England. Visit St. Elizabeth’s online at www.semc.org.