What the U.S. News and World Report Ranking Means

Christopher Tucci, MS, RN-BC, CURN, NE-BC
Christopher Tucci, MS, RN-BC, CURN, NE-BC

Christopher Tucci, MS, RN-BC, CURN, NE-BC, program manager of the Minimally Invasive Urology Institute, explains why the U.S. News and World Report ranking is so significant.

What criteria do U.S. News and World Report look at?

The U.S. News and World Report bases the ranking on outcomes, specifically the 30-day survival rate, patient experience, and discharges home. I’d encourage patients to look at the outcomes of The Miriam Hospital: Our 30-day survival rate was the best of the best, and patient experience was given a five out of five stars. We scored a nine out of 10 for discharges home, which reflects our team’s ability to discharge patients back to their homes after a procedure rather than to skilled nursing or rehabilitation facilities.

When you compare our outcomes to those of our colleagues in Boston, New Haven, New York, or some of the other major academic medical centers in the country, you will see our ranking has placed our institute in a very favorable place. 

What does this distinction mean for Lifespan patients and our providers?

This distinction underscores our excellence in urologic care. Out of 1,495 hospitals, we were ranked 27th. This places us in the top 2 percent of urology institutes in the country. The ranking reassures our patients that they are receiving the best care. Our health care provider colleagues who refer patients to us should know that they are receiving superior care and outcomes when compared to some of the largest medical centers in the country.  

Why is the ranking so important for our hospitals and Rhode Island?

This designation places us on the national map as a destination for cutting-edge, world-class care for men and women with complex urologic conditions. This distinction also reaffirms the quality, skills, and outcomes available to patients throughout southeastern New England. The Miriam Hospital received the second-highest ranking of all New England hospitals.

Before considering traveling to Boston, New Haven, or New York, please know there is one of the best urology institutes in the country in Providence, Rhode Island. Research shows if you are able to get care close to home, it is better for you. Research also shows if you receive care at a center of excellence that performs a large number of procedures, the outcomes are superior. We are pleased to offer both.