U.S. News & World Report
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. This is important to you because this means St. Mary's has one of the highest quality and outcomes in the State of Indiana.
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 the 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 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 two of these specialties: Pulmonary and Nephrology. 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.
"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.
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. U.S. News used the same data, as well as the new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, first published in May, to produce the state and metro rankings.