University Hospital One of 34 in Nation to Receive 'High Performance
University Hospital One of 34 in Nation
to Receive 'High Performance May 21, 2015
Erica C. Cline
University Hospital Listed as one of country's Top 34 Hospitals
Hospital one of only 34 in nation to rank in all five possibilities
AUGUSTA, GA, May 20, 2015 – US News & World Report released a new evaluation tool for consumers that looks at how hospitals perform at five "Common Care" procedures and/or conditions. The magazine rated hospitals as "High Performing," "Average" or "Below Average" relative to other rated hospitals in treating patients 65 and older.
Of the 4,600 U.S. hospitals evaluated by the new tool, only 34 were ranked "High Performing" in all five procedures, including University Hospital - the only hospital in Georgia rated such.
University Hospital ranked "High Performing" in the following Adult Procedures/Conditions:
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart failure
- Hip replacement
- Knee replacement
In addition, University Hospital previously was ranked "High Performing" in the following Adult Specialties:
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery
- Diabetes & Endocrinology
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
- and Urology
Of all hospitals in the CSRA, University is the only one to be ranked "High Performing" in more than one specialty and/or procedure.
US News & World Report also ranked University Hospital as the fifth best hospital in the state of Georgia. No other hospital in the CSRA ranked higher than 15th on the list. See more: http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ga.