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U.S. News & World Report names Bristol Regional Medical Center a High-Performing Hospital
Bristol Regional moves up in state rankings
Bristol Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a High-Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report, moving up in the publication’s overall rankings from No. 10 in Tennessee last year to No. 7 this year.
Bristol Regional earned “High Performing” ratings for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart failure and knee replacement. The ratings recognize these services as significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.
“We’re extremely honored to earn this recognition from a national publication, and it speaks volumes to the care our professional team members and medical staff provide at Bristol Regional,” said Greg Neal, chief executive officer of Bristol Regional and president of Ballad Health’s northeast market. “We are proud to serve our community, and look forward to continuing to provide high-quality care to the region.”
For the 2019-20 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in nine procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 5th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.
“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.
The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.
For more information about the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469937), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores in mid-September.