BMC has been named by U.S. News & World Report as among the best hospitals in the region and a high performing provider – in the top 25 percent of hospitals across the country – in the areas of cancer; diabetes & endocrinology; geriatrics nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonary and rheumatology in Best Hospitals 2013. In addition, BMC was ranked 10th in regional rankings covering all of New England and 8th in the Boston metropolitan area, which covers a wide geographic area south and north of the city. Only 15 percent of all hospitals nationwide are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best and only 3 percent of all hospitals nationwide earn a national ranking in any specialty.
The rankings in the specialties in which BMC was rated were driven by hard data such as death rates, procedure volume, and balance of nurses and patients. The Best Hospitals issue includes ranking of 152 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties and recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
The rankings are now available online and will also be published in the magazine’s annual America’s Best Hospitals guide, which will appear in the August issue.
U.S. News & World Report publishes Best Hospitals each year to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face a particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.