Winchester Named Top Hospital

08/08/12

Winchester Hospital Recognized as Top Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report considers Winchester Hospital one of the best hospitals in Massachusetts.

U.S. News released the Best Regional Hospital Rankings that includes 77 hospitals in the Massachusetts metropolitan area. There are 20 hospitals that made the list with Winchester Hospital coming in at No. 13.

This is the first year in which U.S. News released state-by-state hospital rankings. Out of the 115 hospitals in Massachusetts, Winchester ranks at No. 16. The hospital was also recognized for its three high-performing specialties: Geriatrics, Gynecology and Urology.

“We are proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in the state,” said Kevin Smith, president and CEO of Winchester Hospital. “It is recognition of the commitment and dedication we have to continually advancing the care and the health of the communities we serve.”

The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”

The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August.

The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

About Winchester Hospital

Winchester Hospital is the first community hospital in Massachusetts to earn Magnet® recognition, the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s highest honor for nursing excellence. As the northwest suburban Boston area’s leading provider of comprehensive health care services, the 229-bed facility provides care in general, bariatric and vascular surgery, orthopedics, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, oncology, radiation oncology, gastroenterology, urology, gynecologic urology, rehabilitation, pain management, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics and a Level IIB Special Care Nursery. Winchester Hospital has clinical affiliations with several nationally recognized hospitals in the region, including Boston Children’s Hospital, Tufts Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. To learn more, visit www.winchesterhospital.org