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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Navicent Health as One of Best in State

The Medical Center, Navicent Health Performs Highly in Seven Categories

Macon, Ga. (Tuesday, August 9, 2016) - U.S. News & World Report recently released its 2016-2017 Best Hospitals rankings, and has recognized The Medical Center, Navicent Health (MCNH) as one of the best hospitals in the state of Georgia. MCNH ranked third in the state and was the only hospital in central Georgia recognized as a top performer.

The Best Hospitals ranking also listed MCNH as high-performing in the treatment of the following adult conditions:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement

“This recognition is a testament to the quality of care that we provide for our patients. Central Georgians can take pride in having one of the best hospitals in the state, a hospital that continues to be recognized nationally for quality care, right here at home. We are and will continue to be a healthcare destination providing outstanding clinical outcomes,” said Dr. Ninfa M. Saunders, President and CEO of Navicent Health.

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients, and help guide patients - particularly those who face a difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk due to age or multiple health problems - to hospitals that deliver outstanding care. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates and adequacy of nurse staffing.

 “U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News.

The U.S. News analysis of hospitals includes data from nearly 5,000 centers across multiple clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, including patient safety. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

 “To receive this recognition among our peers is a testament to the consistency with which The Medical Center, Navicent Health provides world-class care. To be recognized among the top providers in our state is a wonderful achievement, and to be recognized in seven specialties further defines the caliber of care we provide,” said Dr. Chris Hendry, Chief Medical Officer of MCNH.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available for pre-sale August 1. For more information, visit Best Hospitals and use #BestHospitals on Facebook and Twitter.