Newton-Wellesley Ranked #16 by U.S. News





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U.S. NEWS RANKS NEWTON-WELLESLEY HOSPITAL #16 IN THE BOSTON METRO AREA

NEWTON, Mass. (July, 2011) – Newton-Wellesley Hospital has been ranked #16 in the Regional Hospital rankings in U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings, available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals. The rankings, annually published by U.S. News for the past 22 years, will also be featured in the U.S. News Best Hospitals guidebook, which will go on sale August 30. In addition, Newton-Wellesley was recognized as high-performing in Urology.

The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area.

“Our physicians, nurses and staff make enormous contributions to Newton-Wellesley Hospital each and every day and continuously work hard to ensure high quality care is given to every patient who walks through our doors,” said Michael Jellinek, MD, President of Newton-Wellesley Hospital. “It is always an honor to be recognized for clinical excellence.”

Newton-Wellesley Hospital is no stranger to the awards arena. The Hospital has received widespread recognition for clinical excellence over the years, including: Best Doctors in America, Boston Magazine Top Docs, Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Distinction, HealthGrades, Harvard Pilgrim HealthCare Honor Roll, MHQP (MA Health Quality Partners), and AHA Get with the Guidelines, to name a few.

Covering 94 metro areas in the U.S., the regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions. The regional rankings are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked Best Hospital or who may not be willing or able to travel long distances for medical care. The U.S. News metro rankings give many such patients and their families more options of hospitals within their community and in their health insurance network.

Hard numbers stand behind the rankings in most specialties—death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also were factored in. For more information about Newton-Wellesley Hospital, call CareFinder at (866) NWH-DOCS (694-3627) or visit www.nwh.org.

Newton-Wellesley Hospital (NWH) has been serving its community for over 130 years. NWH is a full system member of Partners HealthCare System, Inc. (PHCS), a nonprofit organization that includes acute care hospitals Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's/Faulkner Hospitals, The North Shore Medical Center, and specialty hospitals McLean Hospital and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, as well as Dana-Farber/Partners CancerCare, and the community-based doctors and hospitals of Partners Community HealthCare, Inc.

CONTACT:
Rachel Kagno
Public Affairs & Marketing
Newton-Wellesley Hospital
617-243-6528
rkagno@partners.org

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