U.S. News and World Report has released its annual hospital rankings (http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals). Boone Hospital Center ranked #1 in central Missouri and #3 in the state for the second consecutive year. Boone Hospital is part of the 12-hospital BJC HealthCare system. BJC’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital ranked #1 and Missouri Baptist Medical Center ranked #4 in the state. In addition, BJC’s St. Louis Children’s Hospital was rated among the Best Children’s Hospitals in the country in all 10 ranked pediatric specialties.
The U.S. News Ratings for Procedures and Conditions methodology evaluates nearly every U.S. hospital on how well each performs in a set of common procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic valve surgery, congestive heart failure, colon cancer surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery.
Hospitals are rated as High Performing, Average or Below Average for each procedure or condition, and there is no overall assessment across the group. The analysis includes a mix of risk-adjusted data on mortality, readmission and other outcomes, the occurrence of common types of health care-acquired infections, federally mandated patient satisfaction surveys and selected hospital survey measures.
Boone Hospital Center was rated High Performing in all nine categories.
The rankings have been published on the U.S. News website and will appear in print in the “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook, available later this month.