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slides: Rhode Island’s Best Hospitals - New US Ranking

Saturday, July 20, 2013

 

U.S. News and World Report released this week its rankings for Best Hospitals 2013-2014, and for the second consecutive year, The Miriam Hospital was named the top hospital in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

Women and Infants ranked second in the Providence metropolitan area.  Newport Hospital and Rhode Island Hospital tied for third with the Southcoast Hospitals Group in Fall River, MA.

Earlier this year, GoLocal released an exclusive report as to how patients ranked all the hospitals in New England.

The rankings – now in their 24th year – are based on objective measures of hospital performance including reputation, patient safety, procedure volume, nurse staffing, mortality index and availability of medical technology. The full report and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

Only 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best, and just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.

Hospitals React to Rankings

“Lifespan is pleased to have its three acute care hospitals – The Miriam Hospital, Rhode Island Hospital and Newport Hospital – recognized in the regional ranking of  U.S. News & World Report’s top hospitals list,” said Timothy J. Babineau, M.D., president and CEO of Lifespan.  “We believe this recognition underscores the care our hospitals provide to patients throughout our region. It also reinforces our continued commitment to providing exemplary care to our patients.”  

Arthur J. Sampson, President of The Miriam Hospital, spoke to the ranking.  “Being recognized as the region’s top hospital for the second year in a row is a testament to the physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and staff whose commitment to excellence and quality allows us to provide outstanding, patient-centered care every single day.  I’d like to congratulate the entire team at The Miriam Hospital on this well-deserved honor.”

Women and Infants similarly was honored by the distinction.  "We are thrilled to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the excellence we achieve each day here at Women & Infants Hospital,” says Connie Howes, president and CEO of Women & Infants. “It is acknowledgement on a national level of the transformational, patient-centric work being conducted by physicians and staff here and the hospital’s preeminence in such areas as obstetrics, reproductive endocrinology, urogynecology and gynecologic oncology.”

Howes continued, "As for initiatives, we are currently expanding our Program in Women’s Oncology to give it a new Infusion Center with spacious, private rooms for integrative therapies designed to help women with cancer."

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#1 Miriam

Overview

Miriam Hospital has 247 beds, and had 14,614 admissions in the latest year for which data are available.

It performed 3,788 annual inpatient and 6,298 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 54,804 visits. Miriam Hospital is a teaching hospital.

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#1 Miriam

Patient Satisfaction

Under a federal program, most U.S. hospitals now sample recently discharged patients and ask them about their stay.

In a year's worth of surveys, 81% of patients said they would definitely recommend Miriam to friends and family, while 3% said probably or definitely not.  

See all patient survey results here

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#1 Miriam

High-Performing Specialties

According to US News and World Report, Miriam "performed nearly at the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals in 8 adult specialties," including:
 
*Cancer
*Diabetes & Endocrinology
*Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
*Geriatrics
*Gynecology
*Neurology & Neurosurgery
*Pulmonology
*Urology
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#2 Women and Infants

Overview

Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island has 247 beds, and had 13,289 admissions in the latest year for which data are available.

It performed 2,497 annual inpatient and 5,051 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 27,342 visits. Women and Infants Hospital of Rhode Island is a teaching hospital.

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#2 Women and Infants

Patient Satisfaction

In a year's worth of surveys, 84% of patients said they would definitely recommend Women and Infants to friends and family, while 1% said probably or definitely not. 

See all patient survey results for Woman and Infants here.  

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#2 Women and Infants

High Performing Specialties

According to US News and World Report, Women and Infants "performed nearly at the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals in 8 adult specialties," including:
 
*Cancer
*Gynecology
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#3 (tie) Newport Hospital

Overview

Newport Hospital has 119 beds, and had 4,903 admissions in the latest year for which data are available.

It performed 1,632 annual inpatient and 4,906 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 31,188 visits. It is also accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

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#3 (tie) Newport Hospital

Patient Satisfaction

In a year's worth of surveys, 78% of patients said they would definitely recommend Newport Hospital to friends and family, while 3% said probably or definitely not. 

See all patient survey results for Newport Hospital here.  

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#3 (tie) Newport Hospital

High Performing Specialties

According to US News and World Report, Newport Hospital "performed nearly at the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals in 1 adult specialty," including:
 
*Geriatrics
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#3 (tie) RI Hospital

Overview

Rhode Island Hospital has 672 beds, and had 35,140 admissions in the latest year for which data are available.

It performed 9,884 annual inpatient and 12,649 outpatient surgeries. Its emergency room had 148,831 visits. Rhode Island Hospital is a teaching hospital.

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#3 (tie) RI Hospital

Patient Satisfacton

Under a federal program, most U.S. hospitals now sample recently discharged patients and ask them about their stay. 

In a year's worth of surveys, 67% of patients said they would definitely recommend Rhode Island Hospital to friends and family, while 7% said probably or definitely not. 

See all patient survey results for Rhode island Hospital here.

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#3 (tie) RI Hospital

High Performing Specialties

According to US News and World Report, Rhode Island Hospital "performed nearly at the level of nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals in 1 adult specialty," including:
 
*Gastroenterology and GI Surgery
 
 

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great news now if people could afford to make use of these great service

Comment #1 by Howard Miller on 2013 07 20

I had occasion to spend a few post-surgery days at South County Hospital 2 years ago and the experience was outstanding. A similar stay at R.I. Hospital, a year and a half ago,not so much...

Comment #2 by Joseph Reynolds on 2013 07 22




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