Highland Advances in US News & World Report Rankings
Highland Hospital has moved up to #2 in Rochester and #22 in New York in overall outcomes in the 2020 US News & World Report rankings. Last year, Highland ranked third in among area hospitals. U.S. News & World Report also ranks specialty areas of adult care. Four Highland specialty areas- COPD, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, and Heart Failure-received "high performing" status with scores of 5 out of 5 stars. Specialty areas are assessed based on several quality measures.
The Best Hospitals methodologies are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. The data used in the 2020-21 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings come from a period prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, the rankings were not affected by the pandemic's impact on hospitals.