WellSpan’s acute care hospitals have earned High Performing recognition for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report.
WellSpan Chambersburg Hospital was recognized for treatment of COPD, heart attack, heart failure, kidney failure and knee replacement, WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital for heart failure, WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital for heart attack and heart failure, WellSpan Surgery and Rehabilitation Hospital for back surgery (spinal fusion), WellSpan York Hospital for COPD, colon cancer surgery, diabetes, heart attack, kidney failure, stroke, heart failure, lung cancer surgery, and WellSpan Waynesboro Hospital, Pneumonia.
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.
“This national recognition is a testament to the high-quality care and exceptional experiences our patients expect at WellSpan,” says Roxanna Gapstur, Ph.D., R.N., president, and CEO. “Our high performing rankings at WellSpan’s acute care hospitals show our commitment to living our vision of inspiring health.”
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.
For more information about the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2022” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469975), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores October 5.