NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Southcoast Health announced today that it has been named among the best in the region by U.S. News & World Report. The magazine’s annual “Best Hospitals” rankings recognize hospitals in the United States that provide the best overall patient care as well as specialized treatment in areas like surgery and cardiovascular services.
Southcoast Health, which consists of St. Luke’s Hospital in New Bedford, Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River and Tobey Hospital in Wareham, was ranked among the best hospitals in Massachusetts (No. 9) and Providence metro area (No. 2).
Southcoast Health also received a High Performing ranking for specialty care in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery and Heart Failure.
“We are delighted to have, once again, earned the distinction as one of the best regional hospitals, and recognized for achieving the highest performance rating for the treatment of COPD, Heart Failure and Colon Cancer Surgery," said Keith A. Hovan, President & CEO of Southcoast Health. “Southcoast Health is nationally recognized by a variety of independent organizations for the exceptional clinical care and service we provide to patients. These rankings are a reflection of the skill and dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff who passionately provide our patients with exceptional clinical care and service."
For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated data on almost 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, only 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, the magazine recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care. The rankings are produced by U.S. News & World Report with RTI International, a top research firm based in North Carolina.
The rankings are available online at https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.