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North Shore Medical Center named a best hospital by U.S. News and World Report
7/16/2013

North Shore Medical Center has been ranked in 2013-14 as one of the best hospitals in Greater Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report for the second consecutive year. NSMC is the only hospital on the North Shore to be named to either the Boston or Massachusetts lists.

NSMC joins an esteemed array of medical centers including Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in receiving the U.S. News and World Report honors.

North Shore Medical Center was also designated as a high-performing hospital in both Geriatrics and Pulmonology, based on clinical quality data such as patient survival, safety and volume.

“It is the dedication and achievement of our nurses, physicians and staff who make the care at NSMC so exceptional,” says Robert G. Norton, NSMC President and CEO. “We are so grateful to our patients for their trust and confidence and share this extraordinary recognition, not only with some of the best hospitals in the nation, but with each and every patient who turns to us for care.”

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. In addition to its national rankings U.S. News evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties. In most specialties, it ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals and recognizes other high-performing hospitals that provide care at nearly the level of their nationally ranked peers.

Hard numbers stand behind the rankings in most specialties— patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also were factored in.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best.”

The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings. The rankings have been published at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

For more information about NSMC’s exceptional care, visit nsmc.partners.org or call our Physician Finder line at 877-676-2637.

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NSMC (North Shore Medical Center) is a multi-site health system headquartered in Salem, Mass., which includes NSMC Salem Hospital, NSMC Union Hospital in Lynn, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center, NSMC Heart Center, NSMC Women’s Center and the physician network known as North Shore Physicians Group. NSMC and Massachusetts General Hospital together provide care at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care and the Mass General/North Shore Cancer Center in Danvers. NSMC is a member of Partners HealthCare, which was founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  #northshoremed

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