Augusta, GA – U.S. News & World Report http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ga released an updated ranking of hospitals July 21st that recognized University Hospital as the second-leading hospital in Georgia.
Emory University Hospital, in Atlanta, ranked first.
The ranking results were based both on how hospitals ranked nationally as well as how well they performed in five areas of common care. These common care areas include:
- Hip replacement surgery
- Knee replacement surgery
- Heart bypass surgery
- Heart failure
- Chronic lung disease, or COPD
In May, University was ranked “High Performing” in all five of these areas. In fact, of the 4,600 U.S. hospitals evaluated by US News & World Report’s new tool, only 34 were ranked “High Performing” in all five procedures, including University Hospital – the only hospital in Georgia rated such.
University Hospital also was ranked “High Performing” in the following adult specialties:
- Gastroenterology & GI surgery
Of all hospitals in the CSRA, University Hospital is the only one to be ranked “High Performing” in any specialty and/or procedure, according to officials.