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Washington Regional Earns Best in Region by U.S. News & World Report

Washington Regional Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the state and ahead of all other hospitals in the Ozarks region in the newly released U.S. News & World Report annual “Best Hospitals” list. This is the second consecutive year Washington Regional has received the ranking.

For its 2020-21 ratings, U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 5,000 medical centers nationwide in 26 adult specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores were based on several factors including patient outcomes, patient experience, hospital staffing and more. Only about 11% of the hospitals evaluated made the list of Best Regional Hospitals. 

Washington Regional earned the highest score among hospitals in the publication’s Ozarks region and ranked highest in the state among hospitals outside Little Rock. To be counted among this year's Best Regional Hospitals, a hospital had to outperform other hospitals in at least three of the procedures, conditions and specialties evaluated by the publication. The list recognized Washington Regional as a “High Performing” hospital for:
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Heart failure
Hip replacement
Knee replacement

“It’s rewarding to see the efforts of our medical, nursing and support teams receive national recognition,” said David Ratcliff, M.D., chief medical officer at Washington Regional. “Washington Regional’s mission has always been to improve the health of the communities we serve, and even during the pandemic we continue to provide our region with high quality, compassionate care.”

To learn more about the U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” rankings, go to: https://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.