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Alton Memorial Hospital has been recognized for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report for High Performing Procedures & Conditions in COPD, Heart Failure and Hip Fracture.
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their eighth year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.
Alton Memorial was honored in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” in a specialty means a hospital was in the top 10 percent of all evaluated hospitals for that specialty or procedure and condition. It is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.
“This recognition really belongs to all the communities we serve,” said Dave Braasch, RPh, FACHE, president of Alton Memorial Hospital. “We are honored to have our physicians, caregivers and team members who work tirelessly here every day recognized in this way. They strive to provide the very best care close to home -- and it shows! These efforts genuinely reflect their commitment to our mission, which is focused on improving the health and well-being of all of those who live and work around us.”
For the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any High Performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions.
“When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that’s earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”