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"U.S. News & World Report" Names St. Anthony’s Among Best in Treating Three Conditions

Media Contact Joe Poelker
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Release Date: 08/02/2016 By St. Anthony's Medical Center

St. Anthony’s has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best hospitals in 2016-17 for treating three conditions: heart failure, colon cancer surgery and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). St. Anthony’s is listed as a “high performer” for each of these categories.
 
“We are excited to be honored by such an established and respected ratings system,” said David Morton, MD, Chief Medical Officer. “All our employees have worked hard to earn this recognition for our dedication to quality patient care provided to our community.”
 
The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings are now in their 27th year. They 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.
 
U.S. News evaluates almost 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”
 
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook.