U.S. News & World Report names Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center Number One in the Charlotte Metro Area

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Novant Health Matthews Medical Center and Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center also recognized

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The U.S. News & World Report rankings are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our physicians and clinical staff.

Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center in Charlotte, NC has been ranked as the best hospital for 2013-14 in the Charlotte metro area and one of the best in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospital rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“We are thrilled to be recognized as a leader in healthcare,” said Carl Armato, president and CEO of Novant Health. “The U.S. News & World Report rankings are a testament to the hard work and dedication of our physicians and clinical staff. As one of many ways to evaluate your local hospital, it is extremely gratifying that our patients will find Novant Health ranked among the best.”

“Novant Health is dedicated to providing access to quality healthcare through our hospitals and many locations,” Armato continued. “Our facilities provide world-class physicians, staff and technology, as well as create an unmatched experience for patients. We are committed to making healthcare remarkable and this recognition highlights our efforts.”

Presbyterian Medical Center also ranked high-performing in nine specialties: cancer, diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & gastroenterology surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, and pulmonology.

Forsyth Medical Center was also recognized as high-performing in eight specialties: diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology & gastroenterology surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, and pulmonology.

Additionally, Matthews Medical Center was recognized for high performance in gastroenterology & gastroenterology surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, and pulmonology.

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.

About Novant Health
Novant Health is a four-state integrated network of physician practices, outpatient centers and hospitals that deliver a seamless and convenient healthcare experience to our communities. The Novant Health network consists of more than 1,100 physicians and 24,000 employees who make healthcare remarkable at more than 450 locations including 14 medical centers, three hospitals, and hundreds of outpatient facilities and physician clinics. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, NC, Novant Health is committed to making healthcare remarkable for our patients and our communities serving over four million patients annually. In 2012, Novant Health provided more than $545 million in community benefit including charity care and services. Novant Health is one of the top 25 integrated health systems in the United States and was named a top 50 Best Places for Diverse & Women Managers to Work by Diversity MBA Magazine. For more information, please visit our website at NovantHealth.org. You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
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