U.S. News & World Report names Christian Hospital a High Performing Hospital in 1 Adult Specialty & 5 Procedures and Conditions
Christian Hospital has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report for High Performing in Gastroenterology and GI Surgery Specialty, and High Performing in five Common Procedures & Conditions: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Failure and Kidney Failure.
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their seventh 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.
Christian Hospital has earned “High Performing” ratings for Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, COPD, Diabetes, Heart Attack, Heart Failure and Kidney Failure, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for those types of care.
“This recognition belongs to the North County community and the dedicated employees and physicians of Christian Hospital – together they have made these achievements possible, and we are truly humbled and honored that our accomplishments are being recognized,” says Rick Stevens, president of Christian Hospital and Northwest HealthCare. “We continue to see our vision become reality as the place where patients want to come, doctors want to practice and employees want to work and a continual emphasis on our mission of improving the lives of the communities we serve.”
For the 2021-22 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, and only 11 earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.