A Clean Bill Of Health For Parkview Hospital (VIDEO)

By Emma Koch

A Clean Bill Of Health For Parkview Hospital (VIDEO)

July 18, 2013 Updated Jul 18, 2013 at 8:14 PM EDT

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- The U.S. News & World Report released its 24th annual Best Hospitals rankings and Parkview Hospital has been recognized as a Best Hospital in Northern Indiana.

One of only three in northern Indiana to meet the criteria needed for this distinction, Parkview Hospital ranked highest in the region. Parkview Hospital also ranked in the top ten in Indiana, one of only 16 hospitals across the state to be ranked as a Best Hospital.

“This distinction is a direct reflection of the nearly 4,600 physicians, nurses and coworkers in Allen County who strive to provide quality care in a safe environment every day,” said Sue Ehinger, president of Parkview Hospital and affiliates. “Patients in need of specialized medical care due to a challenging condition or the need for surgery can benefit from reports likethese. Consumers can use this data and information to help find the best treatment options that fit the needs they’re looking for.”

Parkview Hospital scored exceptionally high in two specific specialties – nephrology and pulmonology – performing at nearly an equivalent level to other nationally ranked U.S. News Best Hospitals.

Nearly 5,000 hospitals were required to meet any of the following four criteria to qualify for consideration in the data-driven report including: teaching-hospital status, medical school affiliation, bed size of 200 or more, or bed size of 100 or more plus availability of four or more specific types of medical technology such as PET/CT scanner and certain precise radiation therapies. Qualifying hospitals were then evaluated in 12data-dependent specialties: cancer; cardiology & heart surgery; diabetes & endocrinology; ear, nose & throat; gastroenterology & GI surgery; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology & neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology, and urology. Each candidate in the 12 data-driven rankings received an overall score from 0 to 100 based on four elements: patient survival, patient safety, care-related factors and reputation.

Parkview Regional Medical Center and Parkview Hospital Randallia both fall under this distinction as the data collected for some of the previously mentioned criteria dates back to 2009 and tertiary services were not moved to PRMC until 2012.

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