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Wentworth-Douglass Named “High Performing” by U.S. News & World Report

Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has been named “High Performing” in five Procedures & Conditions, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings released today.

This is the highest award a hospital can earn in the publisher’s Procedures & Conditions ratings.

The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

Wentworth-Douglass earned High Performing Ratings in abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart attack, heart failure, and hip fracture. The ratings found the hospital offered care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

“Rankings like these are a great affirmation of the work our dedicated teams accomplish every day, making Wentworth-Douglass the premier destination for healthcare on the Seacoast,” said Jeff Hughes, president & CEO of Wentworth-Douglass. “These rankings noted that Wentworth-Douglass offered strong patient experience, advanced techniques, high percentages of survival, and discharges directly to home – despite the seriousness of many of these conditions,” he added.

Several other Mass General Brigham hospitals were also honored by U.S. News & World Report. Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital once again earned spots on the Honor Roll among the top hospitals in the country. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is #1 in women’s health, ranked #1 for obstetrics and gynecology in the nation.

Three Mass General Brigham specialty hospitals – McLean Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation, and Mass Eye and Ear – were recognized for national excellence. McLean Hospital was ranked #1 in the nation in psychiatry. Spaulding Rehabilitation is #1 in rehabilitation in New England and ranked #3 in rehabilitation in the nation. Mass Eye and Ear is #1 for otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat care) and ophthalmology (eye care) in New England and ranked #4 for both otolaryngology and ophthalmology in the nation.

Mass General Brigham is honored to have five nationally ranked hospitals.

For the 2022-2023 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any High Performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

 “When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News.  “A hospital that’s earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.

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