Patient Care

Neurosurgery Honored for Excellence in Care

Dec. 18, 2016

 UR Medicine’s Strong Memorial Hospital has been recognized by Becker's Hospital Review in its 2016 list of 100 Hospital and Health Systems with Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.  This is the third consecutive year that the department has received this honor.

The list features hospitals and health systems that are “national forerunners in neuroscience, providing treatment for patients suffering from various conditions and injuries pertaining to the brain and spine.”

“This recognition is a testament to the dedication and excellence of our faculty, nurses, and staff and their commitment to provide the highest level of care to patients in our region,” said Webster Pilcher, M.D., Ph.D., the Ernest & Thelma Del Monte Distinguished Professor of Neuromedicine and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery.

Strong Memorial Hospital is a designated Blue Distinction Center+ for Spine Surgery and is the region’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center, as designated by the Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.  The hospital is also home to the area’s only dedicated 24/7 Neuromedicine Intensive Care Unit.  Strong Memorial Hospital is ranked 34th in the nation in neurology and neurosurgery care by U.S. News & World Report.

Hospitals are selected for the Becker's Hospital Review list based on national rankings and awards garnered for superior outcomes in neurosurgery, neurological care and spine surgery. The rankings also take into account U.S. News & World Report national rankings; CareChex national and regional rankings for neurological care, neurosurgery and spine surgery; Blue Distinction Center for Spine Surgery designation; Healthgrades awards for spine surgery, neurosurgery, cranial neurosurgery and stroke care; and Magnet designation for nursing excellence.

Earlier this year, Strong Memorial Hospital was recognized on magazine’s 2016 list of 100 Great Hospital in America.

Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly health care publication that reaches more than 18,000 people, primarily acute care hospital CEOs, CFOs and CIOs.