Salisbury Rising 2019: PRMC again ranked among best hospitals

Peninsula Regional Medical Center is among the nation’s best hospitals for 2019-2020, and has again been named a Best Regional Hospitals in Maryland, according to U.S. News, the publisher of Best Hospitals.

The magazine ranked PRMC as the No. 7 hospital in Maryland, a state well-known for its top medical care centers.

U.S. News & World Report named PRMC a “high-performing hospital” in the treatment of heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, knee replacement surgery and hip replacement surgery.

To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 30th year, is 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.

For the 2019-2020 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Some 165 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

“Organizationally, this is another outstanding honor to receive,” said Steve Leonard, President and CEO of the Peninsula Regional Health System and Peninsula Regional Medical Center.

“This recognition is again an acknowledgement of how hard everyone in our health system continues to works, including our Board, medical staff and volunteers, to maintain the best possible environment for our patients, and it is gratifying to know these team efforts are being recognized again nationally by U.S. News,” Leonard said.

Peninsula Regional was also recently presented the Healthgrades 2019 America’s BEST 250 Hospitals Award for Clinical Excellence, placing PRMC amount the Top 5 Percent of all U.S. hospitals for patient care and outcomes for the second consecutive year.

The Salisbury hospital also again earned a 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2019.

The rating is the agency’s best, and was presented to less than 15 percent of American hospitals this year, and PRMC was the only recipient on the Delmarva Peninsula.

The Leapfrog Group also presented PRMC with an “A” Grade for Safety for the second consecutive year.

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