CoxHealth is among the nation’s Best Regional Hospitals 2011-12, according to U. S. News & World Report. The magazine publishes its well-known Best Hospitals rankings every July; at the midpoint of the 2011-12 year, the publication’s editors have now recognized 247 hospitals outside major metropolitan areas, including CoxHealth, as Best Regional Hospitals.
“All Best Regional Hospitals are what we call ‘high performers’ in at least one medical specialty,” says Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “They are fully capable of providing first-rate care, even to most patients who have serious conditions or need demanding procedures.”
This summer CoxHealth was recognized by U.S. News as a high-performing hospital in gynecology; ear, nose and throat care; and neurology and neurosurgery.
About CoxHealth: CoxHealth is Springfield’s only locally owned, not-for-profit health system. It is accredited by The Joint Commission and distinguished as one of the nation’s Top 100 Integrated Healthcare Systems (2006-2012).
About U.S. News: U.S. News annually evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 different medical specialties. Hard numbers stand behind its analysis in most specialties – death rates, patient safety, procedure volume and other objective data. Physicians’ responses to a national survey, in which specialists are asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also are factored in.