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September 4, 2018
Saratoga Hospital named a “Best Regional Hospital” by U.S. News & World Report
Hospital ranks 23rd in New York for high-quality care
SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY, September 4, 2018—U.S. News & World Report has named Saratoga Hospital a “Best Regional Hospital” in northeastern New York for 2018-2019. Of the more than 4,500 U.S. hospitals and medical centers evaluated, 520—less than 12 percent—earned the Best Regional Hospital designation.
Saratoga Hospital also was rated “high performing” in three specialties, procedures and conditions—orthopedics, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease—and ranked 23rd among nearly 220 New York hospitals for high-quality care.
In the Capital Region, Albany Med and St. Peter’s Hospital also were named to New York’s top 25. Statewide, only one hospital of similar size to Saratoga Hospital made the list.
“Every member of our staff played a role in earning this ‘best’ designation,” said Angelo Calbone, Saratoga Hospital president and CEO. “Certainly, we are proud to receive the recognition, but what matters even more is what it means to our patients—that they can be confident their community hospital delivers excellent care.”
For the 2018-2019 rankings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated hospitals nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Ratings are based largely or entirely on objective measures, such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, as well as other care-related indicators.
“The data reflect our laser-focus on quality with every patient and every procedure,” said Dr. Richard Falivena, Saratoga Hospital vice president and chief medical and physician integration officer. “We encourage patients to get as much information as possible when choosing a hospital. Experience tells us that the more patients know about Saratoga Hospital, the more likely they are to turn to us for care.”
The full U.S. News & World Report rankings can be found at www.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
About Saratoga Hospital: Saratoga Hospital is the Saratoga region’s leading healthcare provider and the only acute-care facility in Saratoga County. With a medical staff of more than 450 providers, the hospital offers care in a broad range of medical specialties at more than 20 locations including its Wilton campus and the Saratoga Medical Park at Malta. The Saratoga Hospital Medical Group ensures easy access to services that can have the greatest impact on both individual and community health. In keeping with its emphasis on quality, Saratoga Hospital was the first in the Capital Region to earn Magnet designation for nursing excellence. On Jan. 1, 2017, Saratoga Hospital finalized its affiliation with Albany Medical Center, joining Columbia Memorial Health in creating a regionally integrated, locally governed healthcare system. For more information: www.saratogahospital.org or www.facebook.com/SaratogaHospital.
About U.S. News & World Report: U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News, USNews.com provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. More than 40 million people visit USNews.com each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C
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