Miriam Hospital ranked No. 1 in Providence metro by U.S. News & World Report

PROVIDENCE – The Miriam Hospital in Providence was ranked No. 1 in the Providence metropolitan area in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 Best Hospital rankings, with Charlton Memorial Hospital in Fall River ranking second.

The two were among six area hospitals receiving high-performance ratings in at least two procedures in the report, but were the only two ranked hospitals in the area.

Rankings were provided for states and 51 metro areas with a population of 1 million or more in the 2010 census, provided there are at least two Best Regional Hospitals. (For instance, state rankings were not provided for Rhode Island but were for Massachusetts.)

A state or metropolitan area hospital rank was determined by a hospital’s performance in the adult specialty rankings analysis and by its scores across each of the nine procedure and condition areas evaluated in the report. In 2018-19 rankings, 520 hospitals were recognized as Best Regional Hospitals, though several states did not have hospitals that made the list.

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The Miriam Hospital received high-performing ratings for the procedures and conditions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement, and in the specialties of geriatrics and pulmonology.

“The Miriam Hospital is once again proud to be ranked by U.S. News & World Report as the number one regional hospital in the Providence metro area,” said President Arthur J. Sampson. “The award recognizes The Miriam’s top-notch medical expertise in a variety of surgical and non-surgical specialties and reflects the fact that The Miriam is one of the few hospitals in the nation to have consistently maintained designation as a Magnet hospital for nursing excellence since 1998. “

Charlton Memorial Hospital received high-performing ratings for the procedures and conditions of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer, and heart failure. The hospital was also ranked ninth in Massachusetts.

“We are delighted to have, once again, earned the distinction as one of the best regional hospitals, and recognized for achieving the highest performance rating for the treatment of COPD, Heart Failure and Colon Cancer Surgery,” said Keith A. Hovan, President & CEO of Southcoast Health. “Southcoast Health is nationally recognized by a variety of independent organizations for the exceptional clinical care and service we provide to patients. These rankings are a reflection of the skill and dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff who passionately provide our patients with exceptional clinical care and service.”

The other area hospitals receiving “high-performing” ratings for their care were:

  • Rhode Island Hospital: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure treatment
  • Kent Hospital: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart failure treatment
  • South County Hospital: knee replacement
  • Newport Hospital: heart failure treatment

No hospitals in Rhode Island, nor in the Providence metropolitan area, were ranked nationally for performance in any medical specialty.

In the U.S. News Honor Roll of Best Hospitals 2018-2019, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston ranked No. 4 in the nation. Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston ranked No. 20. The two were the only hospitals in the New England region to make that list.

Rob Borkowski is a PBN staff writer. Email him at Borkowski@PBN.com.