Thursday, July 25, 2013
For the second consecutive year, Roper St. Francis has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best hospitals in South Carolina. Roper and Bon Secours St. Francis were included in the annual U.S. News and World Report’s 2013-2014 Best Hospitals rankings.
“We’re committed to raising the bar in healthcare and ensuring our patients get the best quality of care,” said Roper St. Francis CEO David Dunlap. “This recognition is encouraging as we push for the best patient outcome, every time. We’re humbled and pleased to be included in the list again this year.”
Now in its 24th year, the U.S. News Best Hospital list recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Hospitals are evaluated in 16 adult specialties.
In most specialties, the list ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.
Roper Hospital is ranked no. 4 in South Carolina and is high-performing in the following specialties: cancer, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics and urology.
Bon Secours St. Francis Hospital is ranked no. 6 in South Carolina and is high-performing in the following specialties: gastroenterology and GI surgery, nephrology, orthopedics and pulmonology.
“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just three percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the rankings.
The rankings will appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook, available in bookstores and on newsstands Aug. 27.