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Jewish Hospital Ranks No. 1 in Louisville in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Metro Area Rankings

Jewish Hospital has been ranked num-ber one in Louisville in U.S. News & World Report’s first-ever Best Hospitals metro area rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/hospitals.

The new rankings recognize 622 hospitals in or near major cities with a record of high performance in key medical specialties, including 132 of the 152 hospitals already identified as the best in the nation. There are nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide.

U.S. News created Best Hospitals more than 20 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases, such as brain tumors typically considered inoperable and delicate pancreatic procedures.

The new metro area rankings are relevant to a much wider range of healthcare consumers. They are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked Best Hospital. Patients and their families will have a far better chance of finding a U.S. News-ranked hospital in their health insurance network and might not have to travel to get care at a high-performing hospital.

“This first place ranking is a testament to the hard work and dedication to quality care that our physicians and team members demonstrate every day caring for our community,” said Marty Bonick, president/CEO of Jewish Hospital Medical Campus.  “Jewish Hospital has achieved many firsts throughout our history, and we’re proud to tout another no. 1.”

To be ranked in its metro area, a hospital had to score in the top 25 percent among its peers in at least one of 16 medical specialties.

“All of these hospitals provide first-rate care for the majority of patients, even those with serious conditions or who need demanding procedures,” says Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow. “The new Best Hospitals metro rankings can tell you which hospitals are worth considering for most medical problems if you live in or near a major metro area.”

All hospitals that ranked in Louisville are listed below. For the full list of metro area rankings visit www.usnews.com/hospitals.

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U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Louisville Rankings
1.    Jewish Hospital (12 high-performing specialties)
2.    Norton Audubon Hospital (11 high-performing specialties)
3.    Baptist Hospital East (10 high-performing specialties)
4.    Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services (1 high-performing specialties)
5.    Clark Memorial Hospital and University of Louisville Hospital (1 high-performing specialties)

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