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  • Three Lifespan Hospitals Recognized As Top Hospitals In Rhode Island And Southeastern Mass. By U.S. News and World Report

  • Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Newport Hospital are among the top hospitals in Rhode Island and southeastern Mass., according to U.S. News & World Report. The magazine released its annual Best Hospital rankings on July 17.

    The Miriam Hospital was ranked number one among both Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts hospitals. It was recognized as high performing in seven medical specialties, including diabetes/endocrinology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.

    Rhode Island Hospital was ranked second, noted for high performance in gastroenterology, nephrology and urology. Newport Hospital was ranked number four.

    This year's "Best Hospitals 2012-13" showcases more than 720 of the nation's roughly 5,000 hospitals. This is the first year that the publication has ranked hospitals within most states and recognized high-performing hospitals outside metro areas as "Best Regional Hospitals" in their respective areas. Rankings are based on quality metrics, 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/area.