U.S. News ranks Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend among the best hospitals in Oregon
U.S. News & World Report today released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. This year’s Best Hospitals, the 23rd annual edition, showcases more than 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. The rest of the recognized hospitals met a standard of performance nearly as demanding in one or more specialties.
Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is ranked No. 5 in Oregon and is recognized among the Best Hospitals in Southwestern Oregon. In addition, Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend is high-performing in:
• Diabetes and Endocrinology
“When we opened Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend in 2008, our goal was to create a world-class medical center with a strong focus on patient safety and excellent clinical outcomes,” explained Roger Saydack, administrator of Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. “This recognition by U.S. News and World Report indicates that we are among the best hospitals in the state, and I congratulate our dedicated caregivers on this accomplishment,” he added.
The hospital rankings, said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges. “All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August.
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About Sacred Heart Medical Center
Sacred Heart Medical Center is one of the largest hospitals between Portland and San Francisco serving as a regional referral and Level II trauma center for an eight-county region. Key services for the nonprofit hospital include the Oregon Heart & Vascular Institute, Neurosciences Institute, Gerontology Institute, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and specialized surgical services. Sacred Heart’s high standards of care have drawn national honors including the Consumer Choice Award 11 years in a row. Sacred Heart Medical Center has two campuses: University District in Eugene, Oregon, and RiverBend, located in neighboring Springfield, Oregon, which opened in 2008.