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Washington Hospital named a high-performing hospital

WASHINGTON, Pa. — WHS Washington Hospital has been named a 2022-2023 high-performing hospital for stroke care, COPD and treatment of kidney failure by U.S. News & World Report.

This is the highest award a hospital can earn for the procedures and conditions ratings, which are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures, officials explained.

“We are honored to receive these awards in recognition of our team’s tremendous efforts and dedication to providing great care to our patients, our patients’ families, and our community,” said Brook Ward, president and CEO of Washington Health System. “The past few years have been extremely difficult for all healthcare providers. I am extremely proud of our team for their perseverance and ability to excel in even in the toughest circumstances.”

For the rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than half of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only four earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. State and metro area rankings reflect the highest performing hospitals in the area across multiple areas of care.

“When patients are considering their options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis and managing editor at U.S. News. “A hospital that’s earned a high-performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients in need of that service and their medical professionals to consider.”

Methodology for selection is based on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.

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