U.S. News & World Report Names Silver Cross Hospital Among Best in Heart Failure and COPD Treatment
Silver Cross Hospital has once again been recognized as a top performing hospital for treating Heart Failure and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) treatment by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018-19 ranking of U.S. hospitals.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 29th year, is part of U.S. News’ patient portal, designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures. U.S. News said it put more emphasis this year on patient outcomes and experiences.
“Silver Cross is committed to providing the best care for our patients, and this recognition is evidence of that,” said Silver Cross President/CEO Ruth Colby. “I congratulate our team of compassionate, dedicated professionals who’ve helped us achieve this specialty ranking on the U.S. News & World Report honor roll once again.”
Heart Failure and Pulmonary Services at Silver Cross
Silver Cross Hospital offers congestive heart failure services in a convenient outpatient setting in its infusion center, located in Pavilion A on the hospital campus. Services include vital assessments, infusions to treat fluid retention and high blood pressure, lab draws and medication management instruction.
To help patients with chronic pulmonary or breathing problems such as COPD and emphysema regain their independence and reclaim a healthy, active lifestyle, Silver Cross offers a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation program. Using exercise equipment along with cardiac and pulmonary monitoring systems, a team of nurses, exercise physiologists and respiratory therapists create a tailored program for each patient to improve pulmonary function.
About the U.S. News Rankings
The 2018-19 rankings compared more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. This year, a total of 158 hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care. 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.
“For nearly three decades, U.S. News has 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 on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”
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