U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Wellington Regional Medical Center as a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and Stroke. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures and Conditions ratings. The annual Procedures and Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.
Wellington Regional earned High Performing ratings for COPD and Stroke in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.
“A recognition by U.S. News & World Report is an honor hospitals seek to achieve and patients consider when choosing where to seek healthcare for their self and their loved ones,” said Pam Tahan, Chief Executive Officer at Wellington Regional Medical Center. “I’m proud of our team and their continued dedication to improving patient outcomes while providing safe, quality, compassionate care to our community.”
For the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any High Performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.
“When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, Chief of Health Analysis and Managing Editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that’s earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”
The U.S. News Procedures and Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.