U.S. News & World Report recognizes Mountain Health hospitals in annual ratings

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

St. Mary’s Medical Center named among Best Hospitals

St. Mary’s Medical Center (SMMC) and Cabell Huntington Hospital (CHH), members of Mountain Health Network (MHN), have been recognized in the annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings and ratings for 2023-24. The rankings and ratings assist patients and their doctors in choosing the right hospital for them.

SMMC has been recognized among the elite 12% evaluated that earned a Best Hospitals ranking. Hospitals awarded a “Best” designation excelled at factors, such as clinical outcomes, level of nursing care and patient experience. This is the sixth consecutive year SMMC has been recognized as a Best Hospital.

SMMC has also been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for back surgery (spinal fusion), COPD, colon cancer surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, pneumonia and stroke. CHH has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for COPD, knee replacement and stroke.

High performing is the highest distinction a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures & Conditions ratings. Fewer than half of evaluated hospitals earned any High Performing rating.

“Our physicians and staff have a strong commitment to the health and well-being of the people of our region,” said Hoyt Burdick, MD, chief medical officer, MHN. “We are extremely pleased that commitment has been recognized by such a prestigious organization.”

U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 21 procedures and conditions.

“For 34 years, U.S. News has provided data-informed rankings to help patients and their doctors find the best hospital to treat their illness or condition,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.

For more information, visit health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.