St. Peter’s Hospital, an affiliate of St. Peter’s Health Partners, has received a rating of “High Performing” for four common medical procedures and conditions on U.S. News & World Report’s new “Best Hospitals for Common Care” list.
The list is based on an analysis of 4,600 hospitals nationwide and rates hospitals as Below Average, Average, or High Performing for each of five routine procedures and medical conditions. St. Peter’s was rated High Performing for heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, and knee replacement.
The Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings are the latest recognition of St. Peter’s Hospital’s dedication to providing compassionate, people-focused, sophisticated, and high-quality care for patients and families.
“So many individuals and families in the Capital Region are affected by heart failure, while many others undergo heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, and knee replacement. We are proud to be recognized for excellence in these areas on U.S. News & World Report’s new Best Hospitals for Common Care list,”” said Ann Errichetti, MD, MBA, chief executive officer of St. Peter’s Hospital.
“St. Peter’s Hospital strives to be a transformative healing presence for our community,” Errichetti said. “This would not be possible, nor would we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report, without our physicians, nurses, and staff, who give so much effort every day toward our shared goal of quality outcomes for patients.”
U.S. News & World Report said it developed its new Best Hospitals Common Care ratings to help patients easily identify hospitals in their communities that excel in treating common conditions. Approximately 10 percent of the hospitals rated in each condition or procedure were High Performing, meaning their quality measures were statistically better than the national average.
“It’s important for patients, in consultation with their doctors, to be able to research a hospital and know the hospital has treated a sufficient number of patients like them,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis for U.S. News. “Our Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings give patients access to more information and help them make more-informed choices among the hospitals in their communities.”
The ratings were based on 25 quality measures from an analysis of more than five million patient records. The records were sourced from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services data for patients 65 and older, as well as data from the American Hospital Association annual survey, and clinical registry data from the Society of Thoracic Surgeons.