Southcoast Health Hospitals Ranked Ninth Best in State
Southcoast Health has announced that its hospitals — including Charlton Memorial in Fall River, St. Luke's Hospital in New Bedford, and Tobey Hospital in Wareham — have been ranked ninth best in Massachusetts by the U.S. News and World Report.
The group was also listed #2 in the Providence metro area, according to the healthcare provider.
Out of the 102 Massachusetts hospitals reviewed by the U.S. News and World Report this year, just 11 met the standards to be included on the list, Southcoast Health noted in a press release.
The hospital group is the only one ranked in the Southeastern Massachusetts region, including the Cape and Islands.
In this year's ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 17 procedures and conditions.
Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, according to the release.
Southcoast hospitals performed well in the rankings for seven procedures and conditions, including colon cancer surgery, diabetes, kidney failure, COPD, heart failure, heart attack, and stroke.
The healthcare providers were assessed on largely objective measures like risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, among other care-related indicators.
“I would like to extend my sincere gratitude to our entire organization — nurses, providers, clinical staff, support services and employees on the front lines and behind the scenes — who continuously go above and beyond to make accomplishments like this possible,” said Southcoast Health President and CEO Keith Hovan in a letter to employees.
“This achievement is especially significant in New England, where Southcoast Hospitals Group is ranked among many other renowned healthcare systems that have proven to be industry leaders throughout the United States and the world.”