PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Miriam Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the Top Hospital in Rhode Island in its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals report released today. An affiliate of the Lifespan health system and a teaching hospital for The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, The Miriam Hospital has earned this honor for 12 straight years, starting with the first state rankings in 2012-2013.
“I am so proud that The Miriam Hospital has, for the 12th year in a row, earned the distinction of being the top hospital in Rhode Island for our care and treatment of patients,” said Maria Ducharme, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, president of The Miriam Hospital. “We have a talented and committed team that truly lives the mission of Delivering health with care. This passion and dedication to patient-centered care can be seen across The Miriam Hospital, and I consider myself fortunate to work among such amazing individuals daily.”
U.S. News also ranked The Miriam Hospital the top hospital in the Providence metro area (which includes Providence, Pawtucket, Fall River, and New Bedford), and gave the hospital a “high performing” ranking or distinction for its care and treatment in 11 conditions and adult specialty areas, as follows:
- Hip replacements
- Knee replacements
- Colon cancer surgery
- Heart failure
- Heart attack
- Kidney failure
- Leukemia Lymphoma & Myeloma
- Prostate Cancer
U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 34th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive quality care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
For the 2023-2024 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions; only 12% of evaluated hospitals earned a Best Hospitals ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors such as clinical outcomes, nursing care and patient experience. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.
“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.