- Published on Saturday, 28 July 2012 22:03
- Written by Super User
New Hanover Regional Medical Center has received national recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of Best Hospitals.
NHRMC was recognized among the Best Hospitals in North Carolina and the Coastal Plain area. NHRMC was also recognized as high-performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology, Orthopedics and Pulmonology. “Providing quality care to our patients is our first priority and we are honored to be recognized for that care,” said Jack Barto, president and chief executive officer of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. “I am proud to work with such a dedicated team of physicians, nurses and staff who have worked hard to earn this achievement.” This year’s Best Hospitals were ranked based on four elements: reputation, patient survival, patient safety, and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. The rankings showcase approximately 720 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. The Best Hospitals rankings judge medical centers on their competence in situations in which patients are especially at risk because of age, physical condition, infirmities, or the challenging nature of the surgery or other care they need.
“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” said U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
About New Hanover Regional Medical Center - With a dedicated team of more than 4,700 employees, 547 physicians and 800 volunteers, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is one of the largest public, not-for-profit healthcare organizations in the Carolinas. A multi-campus healthcare system, NHRMC includes the main 17th Street campus, Cape Fear Hospital on Wrightsville Avenue and the management of Pender Memorial Hospital in Burgaw. With a team-based approach to healthcare, NHRMC offers a variety of healthcare services, technologies and treatments for patients of all ages.
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