|NCH Named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report|
Naples, Florida (January 31, 2012) – For the first time in its 22 years of rankings, U.S. News & World Report has named Naples Community Hospital among the nation’s Best Regional Hospitals 2011-12., Best Hospitals.
U.S. News annually publishes the Best Hospitals rankings in July. At the midpoint of the 2011-12 year, its editors recognized 247 hospitals outside major metropolitan areas, including Naples Community Hospital, as Best Regional Hospitals. The list of those hospitals is available online at www.usnews.com/bestregionalhospitals.
Allen Weiss, M.D., NCH President and Chief Executive Officer said, “NCH is pleased to be named among the nation’s Best Regional Hospitals by U.S. News and World Report. This is further corroboration that our decade-long program to constantly improve quality healthcare at NCH continues to be recognized nationally.”
Hospitals like Naples Community Hospital offer a high level of medical care to communities that otherwise might have limited options, says Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “All Best Regional Hospitals are what we call ‘high performers’ in at least one medical specialty,” says Comarow. “They are fully capable of providing first-rate care, even to most patients who have serious conditions or need demanding procedures.”
“Distinguished recognition from a national, independent organization is testimony to the excellence of our physicians, staff, board members, and volunteers at the NCH Healthcare System,” Weiss adds.
U.S. News annually evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 different medical specialties. Hard numbers stand behind its analysis in most specialties—death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Physicians’ responses to a national survey, in which specialists are asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also are factored in.
About NCH Healthcare System
The NCH Healthcare System is one of the most progressive in the country. More than just two hospitals (NCH Downtown Naples Hospital, NCH North Naples Hospital) with 715 beds, the NCH Healthcare System is an alliance of 650 physicians and medical facilities in dozens of locations throughout Collier County and southwest Florida. Not only do we offer advanced comprehensive care, we embrace new, effective ideas in medical care and healing.
The services offered by the NCH Healthcare System are extensive. Inpatient services include: medical, surgical, cardiac, orthopedic, obstetric, pediatric, rehabilitative, psychiatric, oncology, emergency treatment, and diagnostics. Outpatient services include: rehabilitation, home care, walk-in centers, wound healing, and more.