U.S. News & World Report Names Baptist Hospital a High Performing Hospital
PENSACOLA, Fla. (July 30, 2019) – Baptist Hospital has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report.
Baptist earned a “High Performing” rating in three categories – chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure and hip replacement – in recognition of care that is 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.
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 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.
“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.