U.S. News Ranks Aultman #13 in Ohio
July 18, 2012
Washington, DC - July 18, 2012 - U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. This year’s Best Hospitals, the 23rd annual edition, showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.
In addition to being ranked 13th in the state, Aultman Hospital has also been recognized as ‘High Performing’ in the following specialty areas: Cancer, Cardiology, Diabetes, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Neurology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.
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.
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Aultman Health Foundation is a not-for-profit health care organization serving Stark and surrounding counties. The vertically integrated institution includes Aultman Hospital, the locally managed health-insurance provider AultCare and the Aultman College of Nursing and Health Sciences. With 808 beds, 530 active physicians and a staff of more than 5,000 employees, Aultman is Stark County’s largest hospital and employer. For more information, visit www.aultman.org.