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- Last Updated on Friday, 02 September 2022 00:48
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
WHS earned these High Performing rating(s) in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.
“We are honored to receive these awards in recognition of our team’s tremendous efforts and dedication to providing great care to our patients, our patients’ families, and our community,” said Brook Ward, President and CEO of Washington Health System. “The past few years have been extremely difficult for all healthcare providers. I am extremely proud of our team for their perseverance and ability to excel in even in the toughest circumstances.”
For the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any High Performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.
“When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that’s earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.