U.S. News Recognizes Washington Hospital as one of the 'Best Hospitals'
In its recently published 2012-2013 "Best Hospitals" guide, U.S. News & World Report ranked Washington Hospital number four on the list of "Best Regional Hospitals" in the San Francisco metro area, which includes the East Bay. Only eight of the 45 hospitals in this region were accorded this prestigious ranking.
Washington Hospital also ranked number 22 in the U.S. News list of "Best Hospitals in California." Of the 432 hospitals in the state, only 58 were included in the California rankings.
"This ranking by U.S. News recognizes the high quality of care we provide to the people in our community," says Washington Hospital Chief Executive Officer Nancy Farber. "It is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff and physicians, and to our commitment to putting patients first. We are especially gratified by our 'superior' rankings in keeping patients safe - protecting them from accidents and medical errors, including preventing respiratory failure after surgery."
The U.S. News rankings recognized Washington Hospital for having nine "High-Performing Specialties," including:
* Diabetes and Endocrinology
* Neurology and Neurosurgery
In addition, Washington Hospital was recognized as a "Nurse Magnet Hospital" for meeting the high standards for nursing excellence based on the designation received by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. The rankings also noted the hospital's intensivist program, with physicians on staff who have a subspecialty or fellowship training in caring for intensive care patients.
This year's U.S. News rankings showcased only 732 "Best Regional Hospitals" nationwide, narrowed down from nearly 4,800 hospitals in the country.
For more information about Washington Hospital's rankings from US News & World Report, including the criteria used to determine rankings for regional hospitals, visit http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/san-francisco-ca