U.S. News & World Report Names St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck Best in North Dakota Two Years Running
St. Alexius Medical Center in Bismarck has been ranked the best hospital in North Dakota for 2014-15 by U.S. News & 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. This is the second consecutive year St. Alexius has been named The Best Hospital in North Dakota.
St. Alexius President and CEO, Gary P. Miller, said receiving this recognition for two straight years is a testament to the quality of care St. Alexius associates provide. “These rankings acknowledge our dedication to providing outstanding medical care to the patients and families we serve.” St. Alexius was recognized for being high-performing in eight areas: cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, ENT, gynecology, orthopedics, nephrology, and pulmonology.
For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. “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 leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.
The rankings are freely available (click here for details) and will appear in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2015” guidebook, available in August.