U.S. News & World Report Names Two Mercy Health - Youngstown Hospitals Among Best in Ohio

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (August 9, 2017) – Only 26 Ohio hospitals were recognized as Best Regional Hospitals in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, and two Mercy Health - Youngstown hospitals were among them.


St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital ranked 18th in Ohio, with St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital in the 22nd position. The U.S. News rankings are among the most well-known and meaningful measures of hospitals’ innovation, quality and care delivery, providing consumers with critical insight as they make important healthcare decisions. The Ohio rankings, which were released Tuesday, did not include any other Mahoning Valley hospital.


Donald Kline, president and chief executive officer of Mercy Health - Youngstown, said the honor is a reflection of the healthcare leader’s commitment to positively impacting the health status of the Mahoning Valley.


“For more than 100 years, Mercy Health - Youngstown has been deeply committed to our Mission to improve the health of our communities,” Kline said. “Honors like the U.S. News & World Report rankings validate the work we’re doing to deliver on that Mission. We’re grateful for the recognition, and it will serve as continued inspiration for our efforts to be the place where patients want to come for care, physicians want to practice and employees want to work in the Mahoning Valley.”


As part of the Best Hospitals report, all three Mercy Health - Youngstown hospitals earned “High Performing” status in at least two adult specialties, procedures or conditions. High-performing hospitals are in the top 10 percent of analyzed centers in one or more of 12 specialties or nine procedures and conditions.


            St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital is high performing in:


  • Nephrology
  • Pulmonology
  • Heart Failure
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)


            St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital is high performing in:


  • Heart Failure
  • COPD
  • Knee Replacement 


           St. Joseph Warren Hospital is high performing in:


  • Heart Failure
  • COPD


For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high-performing across multiple areas of care. Only 535 state- and metro-based hospitals were recognized as Best Regional Hospitals based on their performance in both complex and common care.


“For nearly three decades, we’ve strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we hope to give patients the information they need to find the best care across a range of specialties.”


The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators. Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.


For more information about the U.S. News & World Report Best Regional Hospitals, visit http://health.usnews.com/health-care/best-hospitals/articles/faq-how-and-why-we-rank-and-rate-hospitals#regional-hospitals. For more information about Mercy Health - Youngstown, visit www.mercy.com/youngstown.



About Mercy Health

Mercy Health - Youngstown is an integrated health system in the Mahoning Valley, which encompasses the Youngstown/Warren metropolitan area – Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties in Ohio. It is part of Mercy Health, which is headquartered in Cincinnati and is the largest health system in Ohio and one of the largest Catholic health systems in the United States. Mercy Health - Youngstown provides a full spectrum of healthcare services – acute inpatient and trauma, outpatient and ambulatory, rehabilitation, behavioral, emergency and urgent care, primary care physicians in patient-centered medical homes, specialist physician care, home health, home medical equipment, long-term care and hospice care, as well as Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley. Learn more at www.mercy.com/Youngstown.


About U.S. News & World Report

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