U.S. News Ranks Cone Health as High Performing in Nine Specialty Areas
Cone Health (officially listed as The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital) has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 in nine specialty areas by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
“It is great to get this validation of the outstanding quality of care that our patients receive every day across Cone Health,” says Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Mary Jo Cagle. “Our goal is to be a national leader when it comes to the quality, service and cost of the healthcare we provide. Recognition such as this shows that we are delivering the highest levels of care to our patients.”
Cone Health (listed as Moses Cone Hospital) was ranked high performing in:
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery
- Diabetes & Endocrinology
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
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 Wesley Long Hospital. Orthopedic services are also performed at Annie Penn Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital. These rankings apply to Moses Cone Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital, Women’s Hospital and Annie Penn Hospital.
For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. U.S. News also recognizes hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality care.
“The data tell the story – a hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” says U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “A Best Hospital has demonstrated its expertise in treating the most challenging patients.”
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 extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, 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.