Salem, Mass. – July 15, 2014 - For the third consecutive year, North Shore Medical Center has been ranked as one of the best hospitals in Greater Boston and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report. 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 Geriatrics based on clinical quality data such as patient survival, safety and volume.
“Receiving this award for three years in a row demonstrates the dedication and achievement of our nurses, physicians and staff who continue to 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, outcomes 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.
“U.S. News strives to provide patients and their families with the most comprehensive data available on hospitals,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News health rankings editor. “Measuring safety performance is critical to understanding how well a hospital cares for its patients.”
The research organization RTI International, in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, conducted the physician survey and produced the Best Hospitals methodology and national rankings under contract with U.S. News.
U.S. News first began publishing hospital rankings in 1990 as part of an expanding group of consumer advice products. Over the past 25 years, the Best Hospitals rankings have guided millions of patients and their families to high-quality hospital care when they need it most.
North Shore Medical Center (NSMC) 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