Thursday, November 12, 2009

Methodist Named to Best Hospital’s List in Three Categories

U.S. News and World Report has named Methodist Medical Center in Peoria one of America’s Best Hospitals of 2009-2010. Within that elite group, Methodist is also one of the top 10% judged best for nursing care and best for pain control.

In the annual hospital rankings published by U.S. News, Methodist was named one of America’s Hospitals, ranking #43 in the U.S. for Urology Services. Only 174 hospitals nationwide scored high enough to be ranked in even one of 16 specialties analyzed by U.S. News. Of those, Methodist ranks among the Best of the Best in nursing care and pain control.

Patient satisfaction survey results from 2008 put Methodist in the top 10% of U.S. News’ America’s Best Hospitals for nurses who are “always courteous, listened carefully, and gave clear explanations.” Methodist also ranks in the top10% for pain management with the highest percentage of patients who said their pain was “always well controlled.”

Now in its 20th year, the multi-platform 2009-2010 America’s Best Hospital Guide is the most extensive hospital ranking to date. It includes rankings of 174 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, with full data available online for another 1500 unranked hospitals.
Methodist President and CEO Michael Bryant said, “We’re delighted that yet another objective study has found Methodist to be outstanding in healthcare. We’re pleased to be among such hospitals as the Mayo Clinic, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago and Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston in providing the very best in healthcare to our patients and their families.”

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