Washington, D.C. and Mississippi Gulf Coast – October 6, 2020 – Singing River Health System has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 6th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.
Singing River earned “High Performing” ratings for Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), in recognition of care that is significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.
“Communities look to U.S. News & World Report for guidance and validation, and Singing River Health System is honored to be recognized amongst the best in the nation,” said CEO Lee Bond.
“These designations were made possible by the caliber, passion, and commitment of our medical staff and the phenomenal team of employees dedicated to our Mission to Improve Health and Save Lives.”Lee Bond, Chief Executive Officer, Singing River Health System
For the 2020-21 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 10 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 37 earned this rating in all 10 Procedures & Conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.
“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures, and conditions,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News.
“The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis, U.S. News & World Report
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing, and other care-related indicators.
The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.
For more information about the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469951), available in stores on October 6.
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