St. Mary's named #4 in Indiana by U.S. News & World Report|
(Evansville, IN) – St. Mary's Medical Center has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the #4 hospital in Indiana – the highest ranking in Southern Indiana. This is the best ranking St. Mary's has ever received. Last year, U.S. News ranked St. Mary's #13 in the state.
"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."
In addition to overall health rankings, 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. St. Mary's was recognized as high performing in eight of these specialties: diabetes & endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, nephrology, neurology & neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology.
St. Mary's is aligned with St. Vincent in Indianapolis, which ranked as the #2 hospital in the state. It was also nationally ranked in two specialties: gynecology and ear, nose, & throat. In addition, St. Vincent was recognized as high-performing in Cancer, Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.
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 for Indiana are available here. They will also appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands August 27.