Jordan Hospital Named among the Best in Neurology and Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report

Jordan Hospital Named among the Best in Neurology and Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report

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Jordan Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14 in Neurology & Neurosurgery for the first time by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

was ranked #17 in Massachusetts and #13 in the Boston metro area for its “high-performing” specialty--. “Being listed in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals edition just confirms that Jordan Hospital is providing the best care possible to our patients,” says James Fanale, MD, Senior Vice President, Systems Development. “We are honored to be among the best in Massachusetts and in our region”.

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 on newsstands August 27.

Jordan Hospital is a not-for-profit organization serving 12 towns in Plymouth and Barnstable Counties. Established in 1901, Jordan Hospital is a full-service, 155-bed acute care community hospital accredited by The Joint Commission, the College of American Pathologists, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, and the American College of Radiology.