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National Survey: How Oregon’s Hospitals Rank

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

 

Oregon Health and Science University Hospital was the only Oregon hospital that earned national recognition.

One Oregon hospital has been tapped as one of the nation's best hospitals, according to a new national study.

Out of 16 specialty categories, Oregon Health and Science University Hospital (OHSU) scored amongst the best in three categories. Its ear, nose, and throat program ranked 19th in the country, its geriatrics program ranked 36th in the country, and its cancer program ranked 37th in the country.

“Being recognized by U.S. News & World Report reflects the very hard work performed at OHSU every day to continually assess and improve our quality of care and the experience our patients have,” said Charles Kilo, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, OHSU.

On top of national merits, OHSU was also named the best hospital in Oregon and the Portland metropolitan area. 

Other Hospitals Stand Out

Providence Portland Medical Center, Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center, Salem Hospital, St. Charles Medical Center-Bend, and Rogue Valley Medical Center also earned a ranking in Oregon by meeting national high performing standards.

“These rankings are a celebration of our commitment to keeping the patient at the center of everything we do here at Kaiser Permanente,” said Amy Compton-Phillips, MD, chief quality officer for The Permanente Federation. “Our preventive efforts help keep our members healthy and fit, but when they do enter our hospitals they have regular access to highly skilled, expertly trained physicians, nurses and staff who are committed to delivering compassionate, highest-quality care to every patient who walks through our doors.” 

"There are lots of health care quality services in the marketplace, and to have two of our facilities in the top three is great," said Gary Walker, Director of Communications for Providence-Oregon Health & Services. "We always look at them and try to make improvements. We look at how they scored out and compare to that our own in-house quality surveys."

How Rankings Are Determined

Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center was one of seven hospitals recognized in Oregon.

The rankings - now in their 26th year - are based on measurements such as reputation, patient safety, procedure volume, nurse staffing, mortality index, and availability of medical technology. In measuring those varied categories, the rankings seek to guide patients and families to the best care throughout the country. 

"Patients deserve high-quality information on hospitals," said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. "We strive to provide them with the most comprehensive data available so they can make more informed decisions together with their doctor about where to undergo treatment."

For a more detailed breakdown of how OHSU and other Oregon hospitals stacked up, check out the slideshow below. 

 

Related Slideshow: Oregon’s Top 7 Hospitals

U.S. News and World Report has pubished the 2015-16 version of their annual best hopital story and seven Oregon hospitals earned plaudits. 

In order to earn a ranking, hospitals had to either earn a national ranking in one of 16 categories or meet a high performing standard. 

For a look at which seven hospitals made the cut, check out the slides below.

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7.

Rogue Valley Medical Center

Medford, Oregon

National Ranking: None

High Performing Specialties: None

High Performing Procedures/Conditions: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Heart failure

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6.

St. Charles Medical Center-Bend

Bend, Oregon

National Ranking: None

High Performing Specialties: None

High Performing Procedures/Conditions: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Heart failure; Hip replacement; Knee replacement

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5.

Salem Hospital

Salem, Oregon

National Ranking: None

High Performing Specialties: Pulmonology; Urology

High Performing Procedures/Conditions: Heart failure; Hip replacement; Knee replacement
 

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4.

Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center

Clackamas, Oregon

National Ranking: None

High Performing Specialties: Orthopedics; Pulmonology

High Performing Procedures/Conditions: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Heart bypass surgery; Heart failure; Hip replacement; Knee replacement

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2.

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center

Portland, Oregon

National Ranking: None

High Performing Specialties: Geriatrics; Pulmonology; Urology

High Performing Procedures/Conditions: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Heart bypass surgery; Heart failure; Hip replacement; Knee replacement

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2.

Providence Portland Medical Center

Portland, Oregon

National Ranking: None

High Performing Specialties: Diabetes & Endocrinology; Geriatrics; Gynecology

High Performing Procedures/Conditions: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); Heart bypass surgery; Heart failure; Hip replacement; Knee replacement

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1.

Oregon Health and Science University Hospital

Portland, Oregon

National Ranking: Cancer (#37); Ear, Nose & Throat (#19); Geriatrics (#36)

High Performing Specialties: Cardiology & Heart Surgery; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Ophthalmology; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; Urology

High Performing Procedures/Conditions: Heart bypass surgery

 
 

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