August 3, 2016

U.S. News & World Report Names St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center One of the Best in Boston in Treating Heart Failure

BRIGHTON, MA - St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report. as one of the best hospitals for 2016-2017 in the Boston Metro area for our treatment of chronic heart failure (CHF).

“St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center is known throughout the region to excel in the treatment of cardiac conditions,” said Beth Hughes, President, St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. “Earning this recognition from U.S. News & World Report for our team’s treatment of heart failure highlights St. Elizabeth’s dedication to specialized care and our commitment to quality care.”

“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.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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. Visit St. Elizabeth’s online at