Published on July 21, 2015

U.S. News & World Report Names St. Mary’s #3 In Indiana and Best in Southern Indiana

Also ranked as high performing in two specialties

St. Mary’s Medical Center has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #3 hospital in the state of Indiana after two years as the #4 hospital. St. Mary’s has also earned top honors as the best hospital in Southern Indiana for the third year in a row. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 26th year, review approximately 172 hospitals in the state and recognize those that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

“This recognition is truly a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our medical staff and associates,” says Keith Jewell, President of St. Mary’s Health. “Moving from #4 to #3 in the state and maintaining our standing as the best hospital in Southern Indiana is a testament to our staffs’ commitment to delivering the highest quality care and providing the best possible healthcare experience to our patients– the St. Mary’s Experience. I couldn’t be more proud to serve our community with such an exceptional team.” 

In addition to the overall health rankings, St. Mary’s was recognized as high performing in two specialties: Pulmonary and Nephrology. For 2015-16, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Less than 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2015-16 were nationally ranked in even one specialty. St. Mary’s is part of Ascension, the nation’s largest Catholic and non-profit health system.

“A Best Hospital has demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

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 extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

Indiana rankings are freely available at and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2016” guidebook.


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