How Does Your Local Hospital Rank?

The U.S. News Best Hospitals Exclusive Rankings are in.  This year they evaluated almost 5,000 hospitals to rank the best in 16 adult specialties from cancer to urology. Death rates, patient safety, and reputation with more than 9,000 specialists went into the 2010-11 rankings.  One universal question that all families comment on is the quality of nursing care and here are those rankings, based on patient satisfaction surveys. If you are on a serious quest for more information on physicians, nursing homes and hospitals, check out  HealthGrades, the independent healthcare ratings organization.  Good luck and good health to you!


4 thoughts on “How Does Your Local Hospital Rank?

  1. Well, it is about 50 degrees on a cloudy afternoon in Bethel, AK. Your Bethel babe and commentator, Polar Pam, is hard at work in her little office, trying to keep her head above the snowy white stacks of paper! She just read an article by the Health Maven, referring to the best hospitals and nurses in the country. Polar Pam found it fascinating that the majority of both the top hospital nursing scores and the not so top hospital nursing scores were in the north and north east. Having lived many years in the deep south I believe I know why the south is not ranked in either position. They are too polite to put their own people down and too humble to brag
    Bless their hearts,

    • Dear Polar Pam..50 degrees? It’s 90ish in Virginia, but the Harvest Moon just started so, well eventually get there. Thanks for your comments and humor. We hope to hear more about your health and wellness observations-the Alaska perspective!
      Thank you!

  2. The Top Hospital Ranking is a good resource for consumers of health care. I was a little disappointed in the ranking for best nursing care at these hospital, I think the top ranking was 82% from Mayo Clinic. It is good, but not great. Making sure patient’s know we are there for them is important. We need to toot our own horn more…..

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