WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Deborah Heart and Lung Center has been ranked 16th in the Philadelphia metro area in U.S. News & World Report's first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals.
The new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties, including 132 of the 152 hospitals already identified as the best in the nation. There are nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.
U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases, such as brain tumors typically considered inoperable and delicate pancreatic procedures.
The new metro area rankings are relevant to a much wider range of healthcare consumers. They are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked Best Hospital. Patients and their families will have a far better chance of finding a U.S. News-ranked hospital in their health insurance network and might not have to travel to get care at a high-performing hospital.
“This recognition is further proof that Deborah is continuously elevating health care delivery in the region,” said Joseph P. Chirichella, President and CEO of Deborah Heart and Lung Center. “We share this tremendous success with our physicians and staff, whose passion, innovation and enduring commitment to quality and safety ensure we consistently bring the finest care to patients. It is also great to be recognized on a par with our larger city counterparts, proving that the same level of care can be found closer to home.”
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.”
The full list of hospitals ranked in Philadelphia can be viewed at www.usnews.com/hospitals.
For Deborah Heart and Lung Center
Donna McArdle, 609-893-8660 ext. 5845
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