Atlanta, Ga. (July 22, 2013) – U.S. News & World Report ranked Piedmont Atlanta Hospital among the ‘2013-14 Best Regional Hospitals.’ Of the 60 hospitals in the Atlanta area, Piedmont Atlanta was ranked in the top five, as the highest ranking adult acute-care, non-academic hospital in the city.
In five categories, Piedmont Atlanta was recognized for high-performing specialties: cardiology and heart surgery; gastroenterology and GI surgery; nephrology; neurology and neurological surgery; and pulmonology.
“Piedmont Atlanta strives to provide for top quality care for our local community as well as patients from all over the Southeast,” said Les Donahue, president and CEO of Piedmont Atlanta. “We are proud to offer some of the best specialties in the region with a patient-centered perspective of care.”
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. 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.
“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just three percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings. The complete rankings and methodology are available online at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals and in print in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2014 guidebook on August 27.
For more information about Piedmont Atlanta, visit piedmont.org.