U.S. News & World Report recognizes Mountain Health hospitals in annual rankings

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

St. Mary’s Medical Center named a Best Hospital in the Metro Valley

St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC) and Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH), members of Mountain Health Network (MHN), have been recognized in the annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report.

SMMC has been recognized among the elite 12% that won Best honors as a Best Hospital in the Metro Valley. SMMC was also recognized as a High Performing Hospital for heart bypass surgery, heart failure, heart attack, colon cancer surgery, COPD, kidney failure, pneumonia, hip replacement and knee replacement. CHH has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for heart failure, kidney failure, stroke, COPD, hip replacement and knee replacement.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 33rd 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.

“We are truly appreciative and honored to once again be recognized in these prestigious rankings,” said Hoyt Burdick, MD, chief medical officer, MHN. “We are committed to providing advanced medicine and compassionate care to our patients as we continue our work to improve the health and well-being of all we serve.”

For the 2022-2023 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialties, 164 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

“The hospitals recognized excel across numerous specialties and service lines,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “When patients and their medical professionals are considering their options for care, the rankings are designed to help them identify hospitals that are superior in the kind of care they may need.”

U.S. News evaluated each hospital’s performance using a variety of measures, such as survival rates, complication rates, patient experience and level of nursing care. The Best Hospitals methodology factors in data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, American Hospital Association, professional organizations and medical specialists.

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