Chippenham Hospital earned "High Performing" ratings for heart failure, COPD, hip replacement, and surgery while Parham Doctors' Hospital earned "High Performing" for knee replacement 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 these types of care.
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 5th 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.
"We are honored to achieve these prestigious national recognitions, which reflect the commitment we have to our patients," said William Lunn, M.D., chief executive officer of Chippenham & Johnston-Willis Hospitals. "I am proud of our team's efforts and their focus on providing world-class healthcare."
For the 2019-20 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in nine procedures and conditions. Less than a third of all hospitals received a high-performing rating. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.
"Our hospital strives to ensure that we deliver the highest level of orthopedic care for our patients," said David Donaldson, chief executive officer of Parham Doctors' Hospital. "I am proud of our team for being a leader in this field and for providing our patients with better outcomes and improved quality of life."
The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing, and other care-related indicators. The Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.
"For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families, and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions, and specialties."
For more information about the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2020" guidebook (ISBN 9781931469937), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores in mid-September. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.