Thursday, July 25, 2013
UHS listed among America's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report
UHS News Release
Contact: Jon Tooley, 762-2336 or firstname.lastname@example.org
July 25, 2013
For the second year in a row, UHS has been named among
the best hospitals in the country by the national news magazine U.S.
News & World Report.
The publication's 2013-2014 "Best
Hospitals" rankings list UHS as 31st among 250 New York State hospitals,
up from 34th place last year.
Of the 45 Central New York hospitals evaluated, UHS is one of only two meeting the magazine's standards for strong performance, with UHS coming in with the best overall ranking in the region. Of New York State's 248 hospitals, only 46 qualified to be ranked.
U.S. News particularly
recognized UHS Hospitals for the high quality of its orthopedic and
gynecological services, two important medical specialties that impact
the lives of thousands of Southern Tier residents.
proud to be counted among the top healthcare organizations in the United
States," said Matthew J. Salanger, president and chief executive
officer of UHS. "It is further validation that the quality of care we
provide at UHS is on a par with that offered at some of the finest
medical centers and universities in the country."
"Best Hospitals" rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals
and healthcare systems that excel in treating the most challenging
The magazine evaluates hospitals in 16 adult
specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50
hospitals and recognize other high-performing institutions that provide
care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.
The latest rankings showcase 720 out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide.
hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to
be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, health rankings editor at the
magazine. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their
high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all
hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”
publishes "Best Hospitals" to help guide patients who need a high level
of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging
condition or added risk because of other health problems or age.
measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of
nurse staffing levels and other data largely determine the rankings in
The specialty rankings and data for the
2013-2014 report were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a
leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metropolitan-area rankings.
The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals" 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands Aug. 27.
UHS is a locally owned, not-for-profit, 916-bed hospital and healthcare
system serving Greater Binghamton and surrounding counties. Founded in
1981, UHS provides a full range of medical, surgical, rehabilitative and
long-term care services from more than 60 locations around New York’s
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