The Regional Medical Center at Memphis has been ranked fourth out of 25 hospitals in and near Memphis in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings. In addition, the Regional Medical Center was recognized as a high performing organization in the specialty of gynecology. The hospital received high marks in level of nursing staff and in patient safety, demonstrating its commitment to providing quality care throughout the region.
“The healthcare professionals at the Regional Medical Center at Memphis provide quality and compassionate care to our patients every day. It is a welcome honor for our hospital to be recognized as one of the best in Memphis, particularly in the area of women’s services,” says Dr. Reginald Coopwood, President and CEO of the Regional Medical Center at Memphis.
To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties. A hospital’s breadth of expertise is also factored into the rankings.
U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases. The new metro area rankings are relevant to wide range of healthcare consumers seeking quality care in their city.
“All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures,” says Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area.”
For a full list of metro area rankings, click here.