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U.S. News & World Report Names Washington Regional Best Hospital in Arkansas

Washington Regional Medical Center has been recognized as the #1 hospital in Arkansas in the newly released U.S. News & World Report 2021-22 Best Hospitals list. The ratings evaluate how well hospitals perform across 17 common procedures and conditions and recognize excellence in providing a variety of types of medical care for adult patients. Washington Regional Medical Center was also ranked the Best Hospital in the Ozarks Region for a third consecutive year.

For its 2021-22 ratings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated approximately 4,500 medical centers nationwide. Ratings were based on multiple factors including patient outcomes, patient volume, hospital staffing, patient satisfaction and more. Only about 12% of the hospitals evaluated made the list of Best Regional Hospitals.

Washington Regional earned the highest rating among more than 100 hospitals in the state of Arkansas. To earn the Best Hospital designation, Washington Regional outperformed all other hospitals in the state, earning High Performing designation in seven procedures and conditions evaluated by the publication. A designation of high performing indicates a hospital performed better than the national average in a given procedure or condition. The list recognized Washington Regional as a High Performing hospital for:

“Washington Regional is proud to receive this national recognition, which reflects the dedication our medical, nursing and support team members have for their patients,” said Larry Shackelford, president and chief executive officer of Washington Regional Medical System. “Washington Regional’s mission has always been to improve the health of the communities we serve through high quality, compassionate care for all patients. This recognition highlights our commitment to being the best place for patients to receive care and the best place for our team members to provide care.”

To learn more about the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, visit: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals/area/ar.