North ranked 3rd overall among hospitals in the state of Ohio, while Good Samaritan finished 7th
Bethesda North Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital have been named two of the best hospitals nationally, and ranked first and second respectively in the Cincinnati metro area by U.S. News and World Report. The annual U. S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. In addition, Bethesda
North ranked 3rd overall among hospitals in the state of Ohio, while Good Samaritan finished 7th.
“This prestigious honor speaks directly to the skill and commitment of the physicians, nurses and staff of TriHealth as we continue to provide exceptional care to our community and the patients we serve,” said TriHealth President and CEO John Prout. “We are proud to deliver world-class care to our patients right here in Cincinnati and both honored and humbled when our excellence in health care is recognized. This award speaks to the strength of the TriHealth system.”
For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just three percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals in 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.
“Consistently delivering the right care at the right time in the right place allows us to earn national awards like this, but more importantly, enables TriHealth to meet the healthcare needs of our community effectively and efficiently,” added Prout.
U.S. News also recognizes hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality care.
Bethesda North Hospital was nationally ranked in seven specialties including Pulmonology, Diabetes Endocrinology, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Orthopedics, Geriatrics, Ear, Nose & Throat and Cardiology and Heart Surgery and named a high performing hospital in Cancer Care, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology, Neurosurgery and Urology.
Good Samaritan Hospital was nationally ranked in Diabetes and Endocrinology and named a high performing hospital in Cancer Care, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Ear Nose & Throat, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Pulmonology and Urology.
“The data tells the story – a hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” says U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “A Best Hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”
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 levels 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 research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.