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Highland Hospital Ranked Among Best in Region

July 16, 2013

Highland Hospital has been listed by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best hospitals in Western New York for 2013-14. The regional rankings also recognized Highland for the high quality of its services in six specialty areas, including Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology and GI Surgery; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Orthopaedics; and Pulmonology.

 The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging cases. The publisher evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing regional hospitals that provide care close to the level of their nationally ranked peers.

The University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), of which Highland is an affiliate, received a Best Hospital recognition. URMC has six programs -- a record number of specialties -- ranked among the very best in the nation by US News. Fewer than 50 hospitals in the nation had six or more programs on the lists. URMC’s Endocrinology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Gynecology, Nephrology, Urology, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery were ranked on the lists. Earlier this year, US News ranked URMC’s pediatric orthopaedics program in its Best Children’s Hospitals listing.

Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best, and just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty. U.S. News uses a combination of measures, including survival rates, patient safety scores, volume and reputation, to select the top hospitals and services.

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