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Published on November 01, 2018

Cone Health Hospitals Among Nation’s Best for Care and Safety

CareChex puts care at Cone Health among the nation’s top 100 hospitals in 11 categories for medical excellence and among the nation’s top 100 for patient safety in 8 others.

CareChexAnnie Penn Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, Wesley Long Hospital and Women’s Hospital are again listed among the top hospitals in the nation. The 2019 quality awards are from CareChex® — an information service of Quantros, Inc.

CareChex has a unique rating system that the company says allows it to identify health networks that truly provide higher quality, lower cost care relative to their peers.

According to CareChex’s 2019 ratings, Cone Health hospitals are in the top 100 of all U.S. hospitals for medical excellence in 11 categories. This places Cone Health in the top 1 or 2% of all hospitals in most of these categories of care.

  • Spinal Fusion – (Top 1% in the nation)
  • Spinal Surgery – (Top 1% in the nation)
  • Overall Surgical Care – (Top 1% in the nation)
  • General Surgery – (Top 1% in the nation)
  • Orthopedic Care – (Top 1% in the nation)
  • Pneumonia Care – (Top 1% in the nation)
  • Pulmonary Care – (Top 1% in the nation)
  • Major Cardiac Surgery – (Top 2% in the nation)
  • Major Orthopedic Surgery – (Top 2% in the nation)
  • Coronary Bypass Surgery – (Top 3% in the nation)
  • Neurological Care – (Top 4% in the nation)

CareChex also recognized Cone Health as being in the top 100 of U.S. hospitals for patient safety in:

  • Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage – (Top 2% in the nation)
  • Neurological Care – (Top 2% in the nation)
  • Pneumonia Care – (Top 1% in the nation)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease – (Top 2% in the nation)
  • Spinal Surgery –(Top 3% in the nation)
  • Women’s Health – (Top 3% in the nation)
  • Heart Attack Treatment – (Top 4% in the nation)
  • Major Neuro-Surgery – (Top 4% in the nation)

“When people faced major health needs in the past, they went to a place with a well-known name. Now, we have data that shows you where to find the best care,” says Cone Health Chief Physician Executive Bruce Swords, MD, PhD. “And we have terrific data at Cone Health.”

RELATED: Alamance Regional Medical Center Scores Among the Nation’s Top Hospitals in 3 Categories

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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