U.S. News gives high marks to Medical Center in 10 specialties

Staff reportJuly 17, 2013 

The Medical Center of Central Georgia has been recognized as one of the top 50 hospitals in the country in cardiology treatment and heart surgery, according to new U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The hospital also was listed as high performing in 10 adult specialties: cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, gastroenterology and GI surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology, according to a statement from the hospital.

The Medical Center was named the second-highest-ranking hospital in Georgia.

The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best, and just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty, according to U.S. News.

The rankings have been published at http://goo.gl/ZYRs and will be appear in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook in late August.

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