Two local hospitals fare well in recent hospital ranking

August 18, 2017 by  

St. Elizabeth Youngstown and St. Elizabeth Boardman hospitals are included in the latest hospital ranking prepared by U.S. News & World Report.

No one wants a hospital stay or a visit to the emergency room, but Boardman residents can at least breathe easy knowing that they have two excellent options. St. Elizabeth Youngstown and St. Elizabeth Boardman are ranked 18 and 22 respectively among 26 ranked hospitals in Ohio.

In addition to overall ranking, which U.S. News bases on patient safety, patient experience, quality of nursing, and readmission and risk-adjusted survival rates, the hospitals are ranked by 16 specialties and 9 conditions and procedures. Marketing services for many hospitals that received favorable rankings will use the report to promote themselves.

St. Elizabeth Youngstown was noted for its performance in pulmonology and nephrology, while the Boardman hospital was recognized for its knee replacements. Both the Youngstown and Boardman St. Elizabeth hospitals were distinguished for their treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure.

For the last 28 years, hospitals have been ranked by U.S. News, which includes over 4,500 medical centers across the country. Ranking is conducted nationally and by state, as well as by specialty. The Cleveland Clinic topped the list in Ohio, as well as ranking first in heart surgery and cardiology.

Additionally, 20 hospitals that deliver outstanding treatment in several areas of expertise are placed on the ‘Best Hospitals Honor Roll’. In this category, The Cleveland Clinic placed second.