Skip to Content

COVID-19 Info: Vaccines (5 & up) | Boosters | Testing | Visitor Guidelines | Stats | More

IMPORTANT NOTICE: COVID-19 testing appointments are not available at Cone Health emergency departments or urgent care locations. Click here for testing options.

Published on July 26, 2021

Cone Health Earns High Marks in U.S. News Best Hospital Rankings  

Cone Health hospitals are ranked number 1 in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem metro area.   

Cone Health hospitals have once again been named to the Best Hospital and High Performing Hospital lists by U.S. News and World Report. This is for 2021-22.   

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.  

Annie Penn Hospital, The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital and Wesley Long Hospital share a government CMS number and are listed as Moses Cone Hospital by U.S. News. They are nationally ranked as “high performing” in the Adult Specialties of Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, and Urology.  

They score “high performing” in the following Common Adult Procedure and Condition categories:  

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair  
  • Heart bypass surgery 
  • Aortic valve surgery 
  • Heart failure  
  • Back surgery (spinal fusion)  
  • Hip replacement 
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 
  • Knee replacement 
  • Colon cancer surgery 
  • Stroke 
  • Diabetes 
  • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement  
  • Heart attack 

Alamance Regional Medical Center has a separate CMS number and is listed solo. While unranked nationally, it is high performing in:  

  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). 

  • Kidney Failure. 

“One of the most important messages here is that through our dedicated team of health professionals, you can get the very best health care right in the community you live in,” says Dr. Marlon Priest, chief clinical officer, Cone Health. “Great health care is as close as the nearest Cone Health facility.”   

For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating.  

“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” says Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”  

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators. 

For more information about the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2022” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469975), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores Oct. 5.