LEWES – US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals ranking ranks Beebe Healthcare No. 2 in Delaware.
Only about 12% of hospitals earned the “Best Hospital” designation. Hospitals that received the “best” designation excelled on factors such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience.
“Beebe is on a transformational journey to meet the needs of our growing and changing community today and into the future,” David A. Tam, MD, MBA, CPHE, FACHE, president and CEO of Beebe Healthcare, said in a statement. “The compassion and dedication of our physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, clinical staff and many other departments at Beebe Healthcare have contributed to this recognition as we build the healthcare system of the future for Sussex County.”
The only hospital in southern Delaware to receive a regional rating was the nonprofit Sussex County Health Care System, which excelled in several different categories.
For surgeries and diseases such as colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attacks, hip and knee replacements, lung cancer surgery and pneumonia, Beebe was recognized as a “high achiever” in seven specialty areas. This is the highest honor a hospital can receive in these rankings.
In nine other areas of care, Beebe met the standard of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated in 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions. Not all hospitals are suitable for assessment in all areas.
“For 34 years, US News has provided data-driven rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their disease or condition,” said Ben Harder, head of medical analysis and editor-in-chief at US News. “Less than half of the hospitals assessed received a high performance rating. High-performing hospitals have proven themselves to provide high-quality care in specific procedures and/or conditions.”
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