Washington, DC / Youngstown, Ohio (PRWEB) July 25, 2012
Of the 15 hospitals in the Youngstown metropolitan area, St. Elizabeth, St. Joseph and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Centers are the top-performing hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals rankings. This metro area includes Boardman and Warren. All three hospitals are also recognized in the Best Hospitals in the Glaciated Plateau region, which covers northeast Ohio.
This year’s Best Hospitals, the 23rd annual edition, showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.
St. Elizabeth Health Center is ranked No.7 in Ohio. The hospital is ranked 48th nationally in gynecology and is high-performing in the following 10 specialties: cancer; cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; ear, nose and throat; gastroenterology; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology; and urology.
St. Joseph Health Center is ranked No. 27 in Ohio and is recognized as high-performing in gastroenterology, geriatrics, nephrology and pulmonology.
St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center is ranked No. 29 in Ohio and is recognized as high-performing in geriatrics, nephrology and pulmonology.
“We are especially proud of this recognition,” said Bob Shroder, president and CEO of Humility of Mary Health Partners. “It independently verifies that our hospitals provide a high level of care, eliminating the need for area residents to travel out of town to receive quality care. I have to give credit to our doctors, nurses, support staff and board members for concentrating on quality outcomes for our patients.”
The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August.
The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
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About Humility of Mary Health Partners
Humility of Mary Health Partners (HMHP) is an integrated health system located in the Youngstown/Warren area. It is a region of Catholic Health Partners (CHP) in Cincinnati, the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. HMHP provides a full spectrum of health care services, including inpatient, outpatient, emergency, urgent care, home care and long-term care. Members are St. Elizabeth Health Center, St. Joseph Health Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center, HM Home Health Services, The Assumption Village, Humility House, Hospice of the Valley and Laurel Lake. Learn more about HMHP online at http://www.HMpartners.org.