St. John Medical Center and St. John Broken Arrow Top National Rankings
U.S. News and World Report recognizes hospitals for top orthopedic, cardiovascular and pulmonology care, among others
Tulsa, Oklahoma (Aug. 14, 2018) – St. John Medical Center has been recognized as one of the top hospitals in Oklahoma in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals list for 2018-2019, earning high-performing ranks in four specialties. St. John Broken Arrow was also named for its work in orthopedic surgery.
“Positive patient experience, patient safety and quality of care are our highest priorities at St. John, so we’re tremendously proud to be recognized with high marks on these factors by U.S. News & World Report,” said Jeff Nowlin, president and chief operating officer for St. John Medical Center in Tulsa. “Our goal is to help patients live the best quality of life possible, and to deliver compassionate, personalized care to those who trust us with their care.”
St. John Medical Center received high performing ranks for:
- Heart failure
- Colon cancer surgery
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
St. John Broken Arrow received high performing ranks for:
- Knee replacement
- Hip replacement
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th 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.
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 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.
U.S. News’ methodologies included risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.
“For nearly three decades, we’ve 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, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
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