When it comes to the care of your loved ones, finding a good hospital can make all the difference. According to a report by
U.S. News, Missouri has around 160 hospitals, and of these, two of them are nationally ranked and seven others have been recognized for meeting national high performing standards in other areas. Here are those nine hospitals, and what makes them so exceptional.
9. University of Missouri Hospitals and Clinics, Columbia
This hospital was ranked at the national level for Orthopedics, with particularly high scores in patient survival, patient volume, nursing intensity, and patient services.
8. Mercy Hospital, Springfield
Rated high performing in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Heart failure. Of note were successful prevention of re-admissions, and patient volume.
7. St. Luke’s Hospital, Chesterfield
This hospital is also high ranking in both
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure, with particularly high performance in survival, prevention of re-admissions, minimization of hospital acquired infections, and patient volume.
6. Missouri Baptist Medical Center, St. Louis
Besides it's Missouri ranking of #5, this hospital is also ranked #2 in the St. Louis area. They are rated high performing in three adult specialties including; Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement, with particularly high rankings in prevention of re-admissions, patient volume, survival in multiple procedures, and prevention of hospital acquired infections.
5. CoxHealth Hospital, Springfield
This hospital ranked particularly high in Pulmonology, particularly in survival, patient volume, advanced technologies, patient services and trauma care. They also ranked well with adult conditions COPD and heart failure.
4. Heartland Regional Medical Center, St. Joseph Now Mosaic Life Care
This hospital ranked high in 4 adult procedure/conditions including; COPD, Heart bypass surgery, Hip replacement and Knee replacement. Particular high rankings were in prevention of hospital acquired infections, survival, Cardiac ICU, patient volume, prevention of re-admissions, and lack of complications.
3. Boone Hospital Center, Columbia
This hospital was rated as high performing in 4 adult conditions/procedures including; COPD, heart failure, hip replacement and knee replacement. They scored particularly high performing in accreditation in nursing standards, prevention of re-admission, patient volume, event free admissions, accreditation for high nursing standards, prevention of complications, and survival in multiple procedures.
2. St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City
Our #2 hospital is nationally ranked in 7 specialties including Cardiology and Heart surgery, Ear, Nose and Throat,
Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Gynecology, Nephrology,
Pulmonology, and Urology. They are considered high performing in Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics, Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Orthopedics. They were also rated high performing in Knee Replacement. Their highest national ranking was in Gynecology at #19 in the nation, with particularly high performance in survival, patient safety, patient volume, nursing intensity and accreditation, advanced technologies and patient services.
1. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
Missouri's #1 Hospital is nationally ranked in 14 specialties, all in the top 20! Of particular note are a #8 ranking in Pulmonology, a #10 ranking in Nephrology, a #11 ranking in Neurology and Neurosurgery, and a #11 ranking in Urology. They were considered particularly high performing in reputation, nursing, advanced technologies, patient services, and trauma center.
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