Area hospitals ranked among best in Ohio

Several Dayton-area hospitals rank among the best in Ohio, according to a report by U.S. News & World Report released today.

Miami Valley Hospital ranked fourth among Ohio’s hospitals in the latest annual rankings, up four spots from last year, Premier Health said.

“The hospital achieved the highest ranking in not only Dayton, but Southwest Ohio,” Premier said in a release.

Another Premier hospital, Good Samaritan, ranked 18th in Ohio, also up four spots from last year.

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Among hospitals nationwide, Miami Valley Hospital ranked 28th for its pulmonology care, and 34th for nephrology care.

Miami Valley and Good Samaritan were also ranked as “high-performing” in several areas of care.

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Miami Valley had 15 “high-performing” designations for cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; urology; abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; aortic valve surgery; heart bypass surgery; heart failure; colon cancer surgery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); knee replacement; and lung cancer surgery.

Good Samaritan had four of the same designations, including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; heart failure; colon cancer surgery; and COPD.

“Our hospitals continually strive to take patient care to a higher level,” Mary Boosalis, Premier Health’s president and chief executive, said in the company’s statement. “This recognition from U.S. News and World Report demonstrates why we’re so proud of – and confident in – our physicians, nurses, other health care professionals, and all who support their work. We congratulate them and thank them for their dedication.”

Kettering Medical Center, a Kettering Health Network hospital, was ranked “high-performing” in four areas — orthopedics, colon cancer surgery, along with hip and knee replacement — and was ranked No. 18 overall in Ohio.

(The report ranked both Kettering Medical Center and Good Samaritan at 18 in Ohio.)

Sycamore Medical Center, also a KHN facility, was ranked high-performing in knee replacements.

“What an honor for U.S. News & World Report to once again recognize Kettering Medical Center for our quality care,” Jarrod McNaughton, president of Kettering Medical Center, said in that health system’s own statement. “This ranking reflects our success in focusing on doing what is best for our patients in a caring environment that promotes healing.”

Grandview Medical Center in Dayton, part of the Kettering Health Network, was also ranked “high-performing,” in hip replacements, the magazine said.

The magazine evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 146 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

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