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Hospitals earn high rankings

CONCORD – Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast has been named one of the “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the United States by Becker’s Hospital Review.

Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast was one of three North Carolina hospitals to make the list.

“Earning an honor like this requires the dedication of every single person in this hospital,” says Phyllis Wingate, president of Carolinas HealthCare System Northeast.

“Our team here is regularly recognized for providing quality care, as we strive to offer the best care to our families, friends, and neighbors. I couldn’t be prouder of our team for achieving this honor.”

This is one of several accolades Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast has won recently. In its 2014-15 rankings, U.S. News & World Report named the hospital the No. 8 hospital in North Carolina and the No. 2 hospital in the Charlotte metropolitan area.

In 2015, Healthgrades recognized Carolinas HealthCare System NorthEast with the Patient Safety Excellence Award and specialty excellence awards in stroke care, pulmonary care and neurosciences.

Carolinas HealthCare System Northeast was also selected as the 2014 American Hospital Association/McKesson Quest for Quality Finalist. Carolinas HealthCare System Northeast now serves as a national model in the Institute of Medicine’s six quality claims of safety, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, equity and patient (and family)-centeredness.

The Becker’s Hospital Review editorial team selected hospitals for inclusion based on various rankings and awards, including those from iVantage Health Analytics, Truven Health Analytics, Healthgrades and CareChex.

Wake Forest in top 50

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center is once again rated as one of the leading hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

In the online magazine’s 2015-16 “Best Hospitals” report, released today, Wake Forest Baptist is ranked among the nation’s top 50 in seven adult medicine specialties:

·        Cancer (17th)

·        Nephrology (18th)

·        Urology (28th)

·        Ear, Nose & Throat (29th)

·        Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (37th)

·        Pulmonology (37th)

·        Neurology & Neurosurgery (46th).

In addition, the Medical Center is rated as “high performing” in five specialties: cardiology & heart surgery, diabetes & endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology and orthopedics.

The U.S. News ratings recognize Wake Forest Baptist as the No. 1 hospital in the Piedmont Triad region – no other area hospital earned a top-50 ranking — and No. 2 in North Carolina.

“This is a testament to efforts of our faculty and staff who work tirelessly every day to provide safe, high-quality care to our patients,” said John D. McConnell, M.D., Wake Forest Baptist’s chief executive officer. “We are very pleased to be nationally recognized for these efforts. It is our mission and our goal to ensure the best care for those in the communities we serve and to continually improve their health.”

U.S. News publishes the rankings to assist patients who are seeking surgery or other treatment for complex medical conditions or who require a special level of care.

“These hospitals have demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging patients,” said Ben Harder, U.S. News’ chief of health analysis. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

For the 2015-16 rankings, U.S. News assessed approximately 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult medicine specialties. Less than 3 percent of the hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

Wake Forest Baptist has now been nationally ranked by U.S. News every year since 1993.

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