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For the third year in a row, Boone Hospital Center was ranked the #1 hospital in mid-Missouri by U.S. News & World Report. It also ranked #4 in the state of Missouri.

U.S. News ranks hospitals based on 12 specialties utilizing a mathematical model combining reputation, mortality rate, patient safety and care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. Four additional specialties – ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and rheumatology – are ranked solely based on their reputation among specialists nationwide.

The U.S. News methodology for rating Procedures and Conditions for nearly every U.S. hospital includes assessment of hospital performance in nine common procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm, aortic valve surgery, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, colon cancer surgery, congestive heart failure, 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 eight of the nine categories.

“This recognition is a testament to the excellent quality of care provided here at Boone Hospital Center. It also reflects our physicians, nurses, clinical and support staff’s dedication to their patients. It is truly an honor to once again be rated the #1 hospital in mid-Missouri,” says Boone Hospital Center president Jim Sinek.

Boone Hospital Center is a part of the 15-hospital BJC HealthCare system. BJC’s Barnes-Jewish Hospital ranked #1 and Missouri Baptist Medical Center ranked #3 in the state. Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital ranked #4 in the St. Louis region and #7 in the state. St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, a member of the BJC Collaborative, ranked #2 in the state. The adult hospital rankings were released Aug. 8, 2017. In pediatric rankings announced in June, 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 rankings have been published on the U.S. News website,, and will appear in print in the “Best Hospitals 2018” guidebook, available later this month.

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