Patient- and family-centered care, quality/safety improvement, and smart management of resources at Strong Memorial Hospital have become standard refrains in UR Medicine’s anthem. And now, the pledge to deliver Medicine of the Highest Order has elevated the hospital to a new class.
Becker’s Hospital Review, one of the most read health care industry publications, last week named Strong Memorial l to its 2014 list of 100 Great Hospitals in America — in company with the likes of the Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, Mayo Clinic, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and other top-tier institutions.
According to Becker’s, these 100 institutions share rich histories, strong credentials, and a growing focus on how best to care for patients in an era of reform. The magazine’s editorial team considered US News & World Report rankings, Nursing Magnet status, Leapfrog Group scores, and other quality/reputational measures to determine greatness.
“Everyone works hard to ‘wow’ our patients and families with outstanding, compassionate care and it feels terrific when we are recognized for that effort,” said CEO Bradford C. Berk, M.D., Ph.D. “Achievements like this reinforce that we are focusing on all the right things.”
Strong Memorial is the only hospital in upstate New York with multiple programs that earn US News & World Report Top 50 rankings. In addition, it is ranked as the #1 hospital in the Rochester region, defined as Monroe County and its five contiguous counties.