Blanchard Valley Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System, has been awarded on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024. This prestigious award is presented by Newsweek and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on October 25, 2023, and can currently be viewed on Newsweek’s website.
“Blanchard Valley Hospital is honored to be recognized on Newsweek’s list of America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024,” said Myron D. Lewis, president and chief executive officer of BVHS. “Our associates and providers work hard to provide excellent care every day, and are honored to be recognized for their passion and commitment to our patients and community.”
Proximity and access are of the utmost importance when choosing between top hospitals. The America’s Best-In-State Hospitals 2024 ranking was created to identify the top hospitals at the state level. Hospitals from all US states were eligible for the ranking and included in the nationwide survey. The 25 states with the most hospitals according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) were surveyed individually. The remaining states were grouped into four regions: Northeast, Midwest, West, and South. Leading hospitals from these states were considered accordingly. Four data sources were used for the evaluation:
· Nationwide online survey: Over 10,000 medical professionals (doctors, hospital managers, and healthcare workers) were asked to recommend the best hospitals (in and out of state) based on their expertise.
· Quality Metrics Data: Data from CMS available for Mortality, Safety, Readmission, Experience, Timely & Effective Care was considered.
· Patient Experience: Cleanliness of the hospitals and quietness, communication of the nurses/doctors and staff responsiveness, care transition, medicine communication, and discharge information.
· PROMS Implementation survey: To account for the increasing importance of Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs).
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