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 6th in the Philadelphia Metro Area and 12th in Pennsylvania. Doylestown Hospital also achieved “High Performing” status for Aortic Valve Surgery; Back Surgery (Spinal Fusion); Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD); Colon Cancer Surgery; Heart Attack; Heart Bypass Surgery; Heart Failure; Hip Fracture; Hip Replacement; Kidney Failure; Knee Replacement, and Stroke, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. “High Performing” is the highest rating the U.S. News awards for those types of care.
“Our performance as an independent health system and the high marks we receive for patient safety and experience are the result of continuous efforts and focus on the quality of care delivered to each and every patient,” said Scott Levy, MD, Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. “It is especially noteworthy that Doylestown Health successfully maintains quality during the challenges created by the pandemic. The excellence of our Medical Staff, nurses and technicians and all those who provide care to our patients shines through during challenging times.”
“At Doylestown Health we relentlessly pursue excellence in quality care and patient safety,” said President and CEO Jim Brexler. “This is how we remain relevant and indispensable to our community, as we have for nearly 100 years. Achieving regional and national recognition is not our goal, but we humbly accept. Our focus is on what’s most important – the patients, family and community we serve.”
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd 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.
“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 7th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures.
For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 17 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 11 earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across multiple areas of care.
The U.S. News methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volumes, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization and the Procedures & Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts.
For more information about the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2022” guidebook.
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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.