UnityPoint Health - Trinity Named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report
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UnityPoint Health - Trinity Named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

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Washington D.C. - UnityPoint Health - Trinity is among the nation's Best Regional Hospitals 2011-12, according to U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals. U.S. News annually publishes the Best Hospitals rankings in July. At the midpoint of the 2011-12 year, its editors have now recognized 247 hospitals outside major metropolitan areas, including UnityPoint Health - Trinity, as Best Regional Hospitals. The list of those hospitals is available online at www.usnews.com/bestregionalhospitals.

"We are thrilled to be named one of the nation's Best Regional Hospitals. This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our physicians and staff," stated Sue Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of Trinity Health Systems. "Additionally, we are proud to stand out as a high performer in the Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) specialty. The ENT physicians who serve our community are committed to quality patient care and are dedicated to providing their patients with the best possible outcomes. They are important members of our Medical Staff, who serve our community well."

Hospitals Trinity offer a high level of medical care to communities that otherwise might have limited options, says Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. "All Best Regional Hospitals are what we call 'high performers' in at least one medical specialty," says Comarow. "They are fully capable of providing first-rate care, even to most patients who have serious conditions or need demanding procedures."

U.S. News annually evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 different medical specialties. Hard numbers stand behind its analysis in most specialties-death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Physicians' responses to a national survey, in which specialists are asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also are factored in.