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Published on August 14, 2018

U.S. News Again Gives Cone Health High Rankings for Quality

Cone Health ranks highly for the care most people go to a hospital seeking.


US News 10 TypesU.S. News & World Report ranks Cone Health “High Performing” in eight procedures and conditions for which people are likely to go to a hospital to receive care and “High Performing” in challenging cases in two other areas. The rankings are in U.S. News’ annual “Best Hospital” list.

Cone Health hospitals are ranked “High Performing” in these common procedures and medical conditions:

–      Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair

–      Aortic valve surgery

–      Heart bypass surgery

–      Heart failure

–      Colon cancer surgery

–      Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

–      Hip replacement

–      Knee replacement

Cone Health hospitals are also rated “High Performing” in treating challenging conditions in gastroenterology and GI surgery. For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide.

“These rankings show that people can get exceptional care that is convenient to them and their families,” says Cone Health Chief Medical Officer Bruce Swords, MD, PhD. “When it comes to treating heart and vascular disease, lung disease, cancer, or fixing a bad hip or worn-out knee, the care we provide is outstanding.”

Annie Penn Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital are listed on the U.S. News & World Report website under “Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to health care consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”

Alamance Regional Medical Center is listed separately by U.S. News. Cone Health Behavioral Health Hospital and Women’s Hospital are not rated by U.S. News. The ratings are available at

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