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US News & World Report 2013-14 Rankings Released

7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM  
U.S. News & World Report Names St. Elizabeth and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Centers Among the Best in Youngstown Metro Area 

St. Elizabeth Health Center and St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center have been ranked as two of the best hospitals for 2013-14 in the Youngstown metro area by U.S. News & World Report.

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. “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.”

St. Elizabeth Health Center is ranked No. 24 in Ohio. The hospital is listed as high-performing in five specialties: geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, pulmonology and urology. St. Elizabeth Boardman Health Center is ranked No. 30 in Ohio and is recognized as high-performing in 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 and will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.

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