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

Media Contact Joe Poelker
Release Date: 08/08/2017 By St. Anthony's Medical Center

U.S. News & World Report is recognizing St. Anthony’s as one of the best hospitals in 2017-18 in two categories: heart failure and colon cancer surgery. St. Anthony’s is listed as a “high performer” in each of these categories.
“We’re proud to have earned this distinction for the high quality care we provide,” said Raj Swaminathan, MD, chief medical officer. “We are dedicated to providing this level of care to our community when they are in need.”
In 2017, U.S. News, The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association each have honored St. Anthony’s for the outstanding care it provides at the only heart failure program of its kind in the St. Louis region.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.
For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.  The methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.
“For almost three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.