Acute Care Hospitals Ranked/Recognized by U.S. News & World Report2020-12-03T01:54:49+00:00

Acute Care Hospitals Ranked / Recognized by U.S. News & World Report

The annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings and ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, as well as 10 procedures and conditions.

U.S. News has recognized ten UHS Acute Care hospitals in their Best Hospitals 2020-21 rankings and ratings. The George Washington University Hospital (GW Hospital) received a Best Hospital indication, ranking it in 7th place out of more than 50 hospitals in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Congratulations to GW Hospital, as well as the following UHS Acute Care hospitals who received a “High Performing” designation in one or more specialty areas:

  • Aiken Regional Medical Centers — High Performing in Heart Failure
  • Centennial Hills Hospital Medical Center — High Performing in Hip Replacement
  • The George Washington University Hospital — High Performing in Nephrology, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Heart Failure and Lung Cancer Surgery
  • Manatee Memorial Hospital — High Performing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Northern Nevada Medical Center — High Performing in Hip Replacement
  • Northwest Texas Healthcare System — High Performing in Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Palmdale Regional Medical Center — High Performing in Heart Failure
  • South Texas Health System Edinburg — High Performing in Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Southwest Healthcare System — High Performing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Texoma Medical Center — High Performing in Heart Failure and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
US News and World Report Best Hospitals

“High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for these types of care and recognizes areas that were significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors including patient outcomes. The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume and quality of nursing among other care-related indicators.