Posted Aug 16, 2018 at 7:41 PM
SouthCoast residents have access to one of the “best hospitals” in the region, at least according to U.S. News & World Report.
Southcoast Health announced its place in the magazines annual “best hospitals” rankings on Thursday.
Southcoast Health, which consists of St. Luke’s Hospital, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and Tobey Hospital in Wareham, ranked No. 9 among hospitals in Massachusetts and No. 2 in the Providence metro area.
The organization also received a “high performing” ranking for specialty care in Chronic Obtrusive Pulmonary Disease, colon cancer surgery and heart failure.
The criteria for the rankings included best overall patient care as well as specialized treatment in areas like surgery and cardiovascular services.
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated data on almost 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions
“We are delighted to have, once again, earned the distinction as one of the best regional hospitals, and recognized for achieving the highest performance rating for the treatment of COPD, Heart Failure and Colon Cancer Surgery,” President & CEO of Southcoast Health Keith A. Hovan said in a statement. “Southcoast Health is nationally recognized by a variety of independent organizations for the exceptional clinical care and service we provide to patients. These rankings are a reflection of the skill and dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff who passionately provide our patients with exceptional clinical care and service.”