The Miriam Hospital achieves national rank in U.S. News & World Report
The Miriam Hospital received two prestigious accolades when U.S. News & World Report came out with its annual Best Hospitals report for 2019-20: The Miriam was not only named a Best Regional Hospital, as it has in years past, it also attained a national ranking for its urology services.
In making the Best Regional Hospital list, The Miriam joined 569 other U.S. hospitals – just one in 10 medical centers across the country -- and was ranked the top hospital in Rhode Island. To make the list, hospitals must have received ratings of high performing in three or more specialties. The Miriam was actually classified as high performing in five areas: diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; neurology and neurosurgery; and pulmonary and lung surgery.
Hospitals can also make the Best Regional Hospital list if they attain a national ranking in just 1 of 12 specialties and The Miriam met that criteria as well. For the first time, its urology services were ranked nationally, landing 27th on a list of 50 hospitals deemed to have the best urology program in the country. At The Miriam, urology services scored “excellent” in such vital areas as patient experience, 30-day survival rates and discharging patients directly home rather than to another medical facility.
“Being ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Best Regional Hospital and then further attaining a highly desirable national ranking for our urology program is a profound honor. I am so proud of our hard-working and dedicated staff who every day want to provide the best care possible for our patients,” said Arthur J. Sampson, president of The Miriam Hospital. “This is yet another remarkable achievement in what is becoming a phenomenal year for accolades for our hospital.”
In 2019, The Miriam was included on the IBM Watson Health Top 100 Hospitals in the nation. As a major teaching affiliate of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, The Miriam was grouped by IBM Watson among the top 15 teaching hospitals in the United States.
“We are thrilled The Miriam Hospital ranked in the top 2% of urology institutes in the country. Together with urologic surgeons, oncologists, nephrologists, registered nurses, dietitians, therapists, social workers, researchers and so many others, we have developed a comprehensive urology program in Rhode Island that is unparalleled,” said urologic surgeon Gyan Pareek, M.D., co-director of The Miriam’s Minimally Invasive Urology Institute (MIUI) and director of The Miriam’s Kidney Stone Center. “This recognition is an honor and testament to our entire team of caregivers, educators and researchers.”
Urologic surgeon Dragan Golijanin, M.D., co-director of the MIUI and director of genitourinary oncology at The Miriam, said, “By performing over 2,000 urologic surgeries a year, our team has extensive experience caring for prostate, kidney, adrenal, ureter, urethra, bladder and testicular conditions and cancers. Our expertise providing cutting edge, world-class care for men and women with complex urologic conditions rivals leading urology institutes around the country. It’s truly an exceptional honor to be ranked so high on a national level.”
The institute offers specialized urologic care through a variety of treatment options including minimally invasive laparoscopic and robot-assisted procedures. Minimally invasive procedures use advanced technology to reduce damage to surrounding tissue while performing surgery. Conditions treated at the institute include prostate cancer, bladder and ureter cancer, testicular cancer, kidney cancer, kidney stones, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), adrenal mass, ureteral stricture, and ureteropelvic junction (UPJ) obstruction.