HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - In their 'Best Regional Hospitals' write-up, U.S. News & World Report has ranked two Huntsville Hospital System hospitals among the best in Alabama.
The top spot went to University Hospital in Birmingham.
The number 2 ranking was awarded to Huntsville Hospital. Survey data for the latest year available shows that 124,873 patients visited the hospital's emergency room. The hospital had a total of 42,447 admissions. Its physicians performed 14,156 inpatient and 22,087 outpatient surgeries.
The report ranked Huntsville Hospital high in areas of adult procedures/conditions including COPD, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, heart failure, hip and knee replacements.
Mentioned specialties for Huntsville Hospital include:
- Cardiology & Heart Surgery
- Diabetes & Endocrinology
- Ear, Nose & Throat
- Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
- Neurology & Neurosurgery
U.S. News & World's 3rd spot went to Huntsville Hospital System's 132 bed Decatur-Morgan Hospital. Survey data for the latest year available shows that 41,997 patients visited the hospital's emergency room. The hospital had a total of 7,058 admissions. Its physicians performed 2,620 inpatient and 4,262 outpatient surgeries.
The report ranked Decatur-Morgan Hospital high in areas of adult procedures/conditions including:
4 years ago U.S. News & World Report introduced Best Regional Hospitals. These annual rankings in metropolitan areas and states give patients performance information on hospitals that are not nationally ranked, thereby increasing the range of choices and the likelihood that a good choice will be nearby. Their May 2015 publication of Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings in five procedures and conditions (hip replacement, knee replacement, heart bypass surgery, heart failure and COPD) presented an opportunity to take Best Regionals to the next level. The 2015-16 Best Regional Hospitals reflect the resulting changes.