Navigation Links
Four Allegheny Health Network Hospitals Named High Performers by U.S. News
Date:7/23/2014

Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) July 23, 2014

Four hospitals affiliated with the Allegheny Health Network have been lauded in the latest ranking of the country’s best hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. Released online today and slated for publication in August, the U.S. News 2014-2015 Best Hospital’s Guide recognizes Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), Forbes Hospital, Saint Vincent Hospital and West Penn Hospital as high performing medical centers across multiple clinical specialties.

“There is no higher priority at Allegheny Health Network than the quality and safety of the care that we provide to our patients, and we are extremely proud of our physicians, nurses and support staff for the outstanding skill and dedication they bring to the bedside and into our physician offices every day to help us fulfill that promise,” said Tony Farah, MD, Allegheny Health Network’s chief medical officer.

Just 752 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals earn U.S. News’ designation as a high performing medical center in the 2014-15 report.

AGH this year is recognized by U.S. News as a top performer in 10 clinical specialties, including orthopaedic surgery, gastroenterology & GI surgery, cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, cardiology & cardiac surgery, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, pulmonology and urology.

West Penn Hospital is named a high performer in cancer, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery and urology.

Forbes Hospital in Monroeville is ranked as high-performing in cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, pulmonology and urology.

Saint Vincent Hospital, Erie PA, is designated as a high performer in gastroenterology & GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery and pulmonology.
The Best Hospitals rankings are intended to help patients with life-threatening or rare conditions identify hospitals that excel in treating the most difficult cases. Hospitals are ranked nationally in 16 specialties.

The rankings are based on a combination of objective clinical information gleaned from Medicare outcomes data and the annual American Hospital Association Survey - including patient mortality rates, patient safety scores, nurse-to-patient ratio, procedure volumes and technological capabilities - and a hospital’s reputation score in each category as determined by a random, national survey of medical specialists across the country.

U.S. News made several changes to the Best Hospitals rankings methodology this year, including adding new data and greater emphasis on patient safety. Patient safety metrics now account for 10 percent of each hospital’s overall score, in most specialties – twice as much as in past years.

The role of hospital reputation diminished by 5 percentage points this year.

“U.S. News strives to provide patients and their families with the most comprehensive data available on hospitals,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor. “With an estimated 400,000 deaths occurring in hospitals each year from medical errors, measuring safety performance is critical to understanding how well a hospital cares for its patients.”

The research organization RTI International, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, conducted the physician survey and produced the Best Hospitals methodology and national rankings under contract with U.S. News.

Risk-adjusted survival rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and patient volume are among the array of data points on each ranked hospital that are freely available at http://www.usnews.com/best-hospitals

The complete U.S News hospital rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/07/prweb12039847.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2014 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Study by Allegheny General Hospital Physicians Shows Oral Immunotherapy is a Safe, Effective Alternative to Allergy Shots for Ragweed Sufferers
2. West Penn Allegheny Health System is First in Pennsylvania to Perform Groundbreaking Minimally-Invasive Procedure for Swallowing Disorder
3. West Penn Allegheny Health System Physicians Pinpoint Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) as a Factor That May Cause Chronic Cough
4. Allegheny Health Network Allergist Opposes OTC Sales of Corticosteroids in FDA Testimony, Citing Safety Concerns
5. Allegheny Health Network Becomes Official Medical Provider for Robert Morris University Athletic Program
6. Allegheny Health Network’s LifeFlight Marks 35th Year
7. Allegheny Health Network Partners with Region’s EMS Providers to Advance Treatment of Heart Attack Patients
8. Allegheny General Hospital Streamlines Testing for Liver Transplant Patients with Advanced Cardiac MRI
9. Allegheny Health Network Psychologist among Panelists at Senate Staff Briefing In Support of Legislation to Help Patients with Mental Health, Addiction Disorders
10. You Survived Cancer: Now Pay Attention to Your Overall Health
11. NIH awards $20 million over 5 years to train next generation of global health researchers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... September 10, 2019 , ... Women’s ... Hesano is an understanding, caring and highly skilled Obstetrician/Gynecologist. She approaches patients ... Hesano strives to ensure that each visit is comfortable, patient-focused, and that every ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... ... Dimensional Insight®, a data management, analytics and performance management company, ... Boston. To be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 on the Boston Common, the event ... St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®. , “At Dimensional Insight, we believe that ...
(Date:9/9/2019)... , ... September 09, 2019 , ... Cardinal Park Family ... two decades and counting. The practice offers family dentistry , laser gum disease ... This year marks the 20th year that Cardinal Park Family Dental Care has provided ...
(Date:9/8/2019)... ... September 09, 2019 , ... Stetson University ... Best Regional Universities – South, released today. In addition, Stetson appears on five additional ... 11; Most Innovative Universities, No. 14; Campus Ethnic Diversity, No. 34; and a new ...
(Date:9/8/2019)... ... 2019 , ... The Plantrician Project is pleased to introduce WeTheTrillions ... where close to 1000 medical professionals from 25 countries, will gather in Oakland ... of whole food, plant-based nutrition in clinical practice. , “WeTheTrillions is ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/12/2019)... ... September 12, 2019 , ... ... ambulatory EHR , revenue cycle management services, integrated practice management, and patient ... a Grand Sponsor at National User Conference (NUCON) 2019 . The ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... ... September 11, 2019 , ... Radiology… gastroenterology… ophthalmology… pathology… ... to evaluate medical images. In fact, image analysis software represents one of the ... taking to AI-based image analysis, one will be left behind. , As both ...
(Date:9/11/2019)... , ... September 11, 2019 , ... ... performed fully. The most common omission is evaluating patient comprehension, which is only ... recall information about risks of cataract surgery through conventional consultations (Pesudovs et al, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: