Sierra Tucson Recognized as Top Hospital for Psychiatry in Tucson, Arizona, in the First U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings

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Internationally respected Psychiatric Hospital, Sierra Tucson, gains recognition in the first-ever U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals metro area rankings.

Sierra Tucson has been placed among the Best Regional Hospitals in Tucson, Arizona, in the U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings. Within the specialty of Psychiatry, Sierra Tucson received the number 1 ranking and is the only psychiatric hospital named in this region. Among all regional hospitals in the Tucson, Arizona, metropolitan area, Sierra Tucson tied for the number 4 ranking. The full report is available online at

“What an honor it is to be acknowledged in the very first Best Hospitals metro area rankings report,” said Dr. Patricia Ryding, Sierra Tucson’s Executive Director. “For over 27 years, Sierra Tucson’s professional staff have brought healing to individuals and their families. We continue to strengthen our commitment to providing the highest quality of care for each patient.”

U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases. Sierra Tucson was also listed in the 2010 U.S. News & World Report of America’s Best Hospitals for the specialty of Psychiatry.

The new metro area rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties. These rankings are relevant to a much wider range of healthcare consumers. To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.

“All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures,” says Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area.”

Of all 15 hospitals in the Tucson, Arizona, metropolitan area, the 5 listed below are in the rankings.

1 University Medical Center
2 Northwest Medical Center
2 Tucson Medical Center
4 Carondolet St. Mary’s Hospital
4 Sierra Tucson

About Sierra Tucson

Since 1983, Sierra Tucson has provided “Compassionate Care and Clinical Excellence.” Multi-licensed as a Psychiatric Hospital and Behavioral Health Residential Treatment Center, Sierra Tucson excels at treating coexisting disorders and has developed internationally acclaimed programs for Chemical Dependency, Eating Disorders, Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Pain Management, and Sexual and Trauma Recovery. For over 27 years, Sierra Tucson has provided world-class treatment to thousands of people using the most progressive, effective therapies available. In-depth Assessment Services are available on an inpatient or outpatient basis. Sierra Tucson has been awarded dual Accreditation by The Joint Commission and Pain Program Accreditation by the American Academy of Pain Management. / 800-842-4487

Sierra Tucson is a proud member of CRC Health Group, which offers the most comprehensive network of specialized behavioral healthcare services in the nation. With the largest array of personalized treatment options, individuals, families, and professionals can choose the most appropriate setting for their behavioral, addiction, weight management, and therapeutic education needs. CRC Health Group is deeply committed to making its services widely and easily available to those in need, while maintaining a passion for delivering the most advanced treatment available.


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