U.S. News & World Report Names Princeton Baptist Medical Center Among Best Hospitals in Birmingham Metro and State of AlabamaJul 30, 2019
Hospital ranked number two in Birmingham Metro and number three across Alabama
BIRMINGHAM, ALA. – July 30, 2019 – Princeton Baptist Medical Center has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2019-20 by U.S. News & World Report.
The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
Among the Best Hospitals ranking, Princeton Baptist Medical Center was ranked as number two in the Birmingham Metro and number three across the State of Alabama. In addition, Princeton was rated as high performing in the areas of heart failure, colon cancer surgery and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
“With our commitment to high-quality care, our dedicated staff and our talented physicians, we are very proud to achieve this distinguished ranking,” said Princeton Baptist Medical Center Chief Executive Officer, Mike Neuendorf. “This ranking is a testament to our patients that we are providing them with the highest level of care every day when they come into our hospital.”
For the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.
“For 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”
The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.
Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
For more information about the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ. The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2020” guidebook (ISBN 9781931469937), available for pre-order now from the U.S. News Online Store and for purchase at other bookstores in mid-September.