U.S. News & World Report Names Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Among Best in Pulmonary, Orthopedics and GI Care

July 18, 2014

Providence Holy Cross Medical Center maintained its ranking by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in the nation for pulmonary care, orthopedicsgastrointestinal care and surgery, according to the annual survey results announced today.

This is the third straight year Providence Holy Cross has been ranked for specialties in the annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, which recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.

U.S. News also recognizes hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality care.

“The data tell the story – a hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” says U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “A Best Hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”

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 levels 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. Using the same data, U.S. News produced 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 2015” guidebook, available in August.