Doylestown Hospital is again ranked as one of the best hospitals in the region and Pennsylvania in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings.
Doylestown Hospital is 8th in Southeast Pennsylvania and 13th in Pennsylvania. Doylestown Hospital also achieved "High Performing" status for aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), hip replacement and knee replacement. According to U.S. News, Doylestown Hospital performs significantly better than the national average for measures such as patient outcomes, patient safety and nurse staffing.
Doylestown Hospital also earned an "Excellent" rating in patient experience for abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart bypass surgery, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), lung cancer surgery, and hip and knee replacements.
"Doylestown Hospital provides an expanding array of specialty services with extremely skilled clinical teams and a growing, focused and talented Medical Staff," said Scott Levy, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. "Our performance as a non-profit community health system and the high marks we receive for patient safety and experience are often a model for others seeking to achieve excellence."
"We relentlessly pursue excellence in quality care at Doylestown Health," President and CEO Jim Brexler added. "This is how we remain relevant and indispensable to our community, as we have for nearly 100 years. We frequently achieve regional and national recognition for the care we provide; however, our focus is always on what's most important to the patients, family and community we serve."
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 26 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.
"For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions," said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients."
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About Doylestown Health
Doylestown Health is a comprehensive healthcare system of inpatient, outpatient and wellness education services connected to meet the health needs of all members of the local and regional community. Doylestown Hospital, the flagship to Doylestown Health has 271 beds and a Medical Staff of more than 435 physicians in over 50 specialties. An independent nonprofit health system, Doylestown Health is dedicated to providing innovative, patient-centered care for all ages.