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The Miriam Hospital Named Top Regional Hospital by U.S. News and World Report for Second Straight Year

7/17/2013

The Miriam HospitalFor the second consecutive year, The Miriam Hospital was named the top hospital in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts, according to U.S. News & World Report.  

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, released yesterday, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“Being recognized as the region’s top hospital for the second year in a row is a testament to the physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and staff whose commitment to excellence and quality allows us to provide outstanding, patient-centered care every single day,” said Arthur J. Sampson, president of The Miriam Hospital. “I’d like to congratulate the entire team at The Miriam Hospital on this well-deserved honor.”

The Miriam Hospital was recognized as high performing in eight medical specialties, including cancer, diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology and surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers. Only 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best, and just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.

The rankings – now in their 24th year – are based on objective measures of hospital performance including reputation, patient safety, procedure volume, nurse staffing, mortality index and availability of medical technology. The full report and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.