FALL RIVER — Southcoast Hospitals Group, which consists of Charlton Memorial Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital and Tobey Hospital had been named Best Regional Hospital by U.S News & World Report. The system is ranked #8 in Massachusetts and #2 in the Providence, R.I. metro region.

Best Regional Hospitals are awarded to those that offer a full array of services with high performing ratings in specialties, procedures, and conditions. Southcoast Hospitals Group scored high performing ratings in adult specialty, urology, colon cancer surgery, and in the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and heart failure.

Out of 98 Massachusetts inpatient, long term acute care and rehabilitation hospitals considered by US News & World Report only 9 made the Best Regional Hospital list placing Southcoast Hospitals Group in the top 10 percent.

For the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Only 569 hospitals across the United States made the list.

" I am so proud of the nurses, physicians, and staff that make it possible for Southcoast Hospitals to rank as the Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report," said Southcoast health President and CEO Keith Hovan. " This designation is a reflection of the dedicated and exceptional care we achieve every day, one patient at a time."

“Our community members are the leading experts on the day to day of life in the South Coast region,” said Rachel Davis, Director of the Southcoast Health Community Benefits Program. “That’s why it is so important for everyone to participate in this survey and have their voice heard. Southcoast Health is about much more than healthcare – it’s about community care, and the results of the survey will help us to identify solutions to these challenges for residents and for the region.”