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Published on November 16, 2016

Overall Hospital Care at Cone Health is Ranked in the Top One Percent Nationally

Several Cone Health services are ranked in the Top 15 nationally.


Few places offer better health care than Cone Health, which ranked seventh out of 3,139 hospitals in overall hospital care in the medical excellence category. That puts care at Cone Health in the top one percent of hospitals in the country in that category. The 2017 ratings comes from CareChex® — an information service of Quantros, Inc.

CareChex also ranks Cone Health third in the nation in spinal fusion, fourth in spinal surgery, fourth in pneumonia care and 14th in orthopedic care—all in the medical excellence category for 2017.

“This is really a testament to the outstanding doctors, dedicated nurses and other talented caregivers at Cone Health,” says Cone Health Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer Bruce Swords, MD. “If you look at the data, if you look at how well our patients do, you will find some of the best care in the nation here at Cone Health.”

CareChex also ranks Cone Health among the top 100 hospitals in the nation for medical excellence in:

Thane Forthman, MD, chief analytics officer of Quantros stated, “Cone Health has demonstrated its ability to provide high-quality care to the communities it serves. To receive these awards is an outstanding accomplishment for both the physicians and hospital staff. We congratulate them on their commitment to delivering high-quality, patient‐centered care.”

Cone Health is listed by CareChex as “Moses Cone Memorial Hospital” and includes Annie Penn Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital and Women’s Hospital. Alamance Regional Medical Center is listed separately.

CareChex issues quality ratings designed to help hospitals improve quality and help consumers better understand medical excellence and patient safety. CareChex provides clinical, financial and patient satisfaction findings to consumers, providers and purchasers of U.S. medical care. Unlike other publicly available quality ratings, CareChex provides a composite evaluation of all components of medical quality including process of care, outcomes of care and patient experiences. For access to provider quality ratings, visit

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