U.S. News & World Report Names Providence St. Patrick Hospital Best in Montana
Washington, D.C. – July 27, 2021 – Providence St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula has been recognized as Montana's Best Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the third year in a row that St. Pat’s has received the top Montana hospital ranking.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
St. Patrick Hospital was also recognized as High Performing in 11 types of care: Pulmonology, Spinal Fusion, Aortic Valve Surgery, Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Attack, Hip Replacement, Hip Fracture, Kidney Failure, Knee Replacement, Pneumonia, and Stroke.
“It’s a great honor to receive this recognition again, especially during the COVID pandemic,” says Joyce Dombrouski, Chief Executive, Providence Montana. “It signifies that all our caregivers devoted themselves to the best possible care for patients under trying circumstances, demonstrating that our team had the training, skills, and flexibility to adapt and rise to new challenges while maintaining our excellence in providing compassionate, quality care. I’m incredibly proud of our team.”
For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
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