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St. Mary earns spot on best hospitals list


St. Mary Medical Center is ranked 19th best hospital in Pennsylvania and “high performing” in four different adult procedures and conditions, according to the most recent U.S. News and World Report ranking.

U.S. News generates hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties and nine adult procedures and conditions nationwide. The methodology used to rank these hospitals in most areas of care are based on survival and readmission rates, volume, patient safety, patient experience, and quality of care.

St. Mary was ranked as high performing for heart failure, COPD, hip replacement and knee replacement based on factors that have been linked to higher quality, including volume, nurse staffing, specially trained physicians and patient satisfaction scores. To be considered high performing in adult procedures and conditions, U.S. News & World Report uses objective data from multiple sources, including the American Hospital Association’s annual survey, the American Nurses Credentialing Center and more.