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BMC Named Among Best in Region by U.S. News & World Report

Boston – July 16, 2013 – Boston Medical Center (BMC) has been named among the best in the region and a high performing provider (top 25 percent) in the areas of Cancer; Diabetes & Endocrinology; Geriatrics Nephrology; Neurology and Neurosurgery; Pulmonary and Rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2013. In addition, BMC was ranked 10th in regional rankings and 8th in Boston metro rankings. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.

Best Hospitals 2013-14 includes rankings of 152 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, including cancer, diabetes and endocrinology, ear, nose, and throat, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, heart and heart surgery, kidney disorders, neurology and neurosurgery, ophthalmology, orthopedics, psychiatry, pulmonology, rehabilitation, rheumatology and urology.

The rankings in the specialties in which BMC was rated were driven by hard data such as death rates, procedure volume, and balance of nurses and patients.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

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