U.S. News & World Report recognizes Providence Alaska Medical Center among nation’s health care leaders

August 22, 2023 Providence News Team

Hospital receives 8 awards, including high-performing designation in 7 different types of care

ANCHORAGE, Alaska – U.S. News & World Report has recognized Providence Alaska Medical Center (PAMC) as one of the nation’s top health care providers in the U.S. News & World Report 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings.

The annual rankings named PAMC as the best hospital in Anchorage and high performing in seven procedures and conditions, more than any other hospital in Anchorage and tied with Fairbanks Memorial Hospital for most in Alaska. PAMC was honored for providing high-quality care in the following categories:

Procedures and Conditions

  • Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Heart Attack
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Fracture
  • Kidney Failure
  • Stroke

PAMC was also recognized in five of these categories in 2022.

“At Providence, we have an unwavering commitment to providing the best care possible and ensuring Alaskans can get the treatment they need, close to home,” said Sarah Skeel, chief administrative officer for PAMC. “Although our caregivers are always honored to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report and other organizations, we are even more excited about what this means for our patients and their loved ones, knowing they are in good hands when they come to Providence Alaska Medical Center for care.”

Now in its 34th year, Best Hospitals evaluates hospitals in more than 30 medical and surgical services, with the objective of providing patients with data-driven decision tools. To keep pace with consumers' needs and the ever-evolving landscape of health care, several refinements are reflected in the 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings. These include the introduction of outpatient outcomes in key specialty rankings and surgical ratings, the expanded inclusion of other outpatient data, an increased weight on objective quality measures, a reduced weight on expert opinion and more. Hospital profiles on USNews.com feature refined health equity measures, including a new measure of racial disparities in outcomes.

The 2023-2024 rankings highlight 484 Best Regional Hospitals — including Providence Alaska Medical Center — that deliver high-quality treatment across many areas of care.

“A recent survey of U.S. News users revealed more than four in five (84%) consider a hospital’s quality metrics to be important factors when deciding where to seek treatment for a serious medical issue,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “Consumers want useful resources to help them assess which hospital can best meet their specific care needs.”


Providence Alaska Medical Center, a nationally recognized trauma center and Alaska’s only Magnet hospital, is part of Providence, a not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health services, affiliated services and educational facilities. For more information, visit providence.org/locations/ak/alaska-medical-center.

U.S. News & World Report is the global leader in quality rankings that empower people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. A digital news and information company focused on education, health, money, travel, cars and news, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings and analysis to serve people making complex decisions through all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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