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Published on July 16, 2013

Moses Cone Hospital Named Among Top Hospitals in State by U.S. News


The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2013-14 in North Carolina by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Moses Cone Hospital is ranked as the 5th best hospital in North Carolina and ranked high performing in nine specialty areas.

“Our goal is to be among the top hospitals when it comes to the quality, service and cost of the healthcare we provide,” says Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mary Jo Cagle. “These rankings from U.S. News are proof of the outstanding quality of care that our patients receive all across Cone Health.”

Moses Cone Hospital was ranked high performing in:

-- Diabetes & Endocrinology.

-- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery.

-- Geriatrics.

-- Gynecology.

-- Nephrology.

-- Neurology & Neurosurgery.

-- Orthopedics.

-- Pulmonology.

-- Urology.

While these services are listed by U.S. News under Moses Cone Hospital, many are performed at other Cone Health facilities. For example, gynecology services are provided at Women’s Hospital and urological services are performed at Wesley Long Hospital.

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” says U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.

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