BROWNS MILLS − U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice, has named Deborah Heart and Lung Center as a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Heart Attack, Heart Bypass Surgery, and Heart Failure. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals 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.
Deborah Heart and Lung Center earned High Performing ratings for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Heart Attack, Heart Bypass Surgery, and Heart Failure, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.
“We are very pleased to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report with these ratings,” said Joseph Chirichella, President and CEO of Deborah Heart and Lung Center. “U.S. News & World Report is a valued tool that reaches consumers and providers alike, allowing for decision-making based on objective metrics. To achieve High Performance ratings in four of our key specialty services is a mark of distinction that reflects our commitment to safety, quality and patient satisfaction. When one adds this rating to the many other outstanding consumer and professional medical awards we have received, we believe Deborah stands firmly as a nationally recognized cardiac center.”
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.