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St. Joseph Hospital named a top hospital in New Hampshire by U.S. News & World report


St. Joseph Hospital has been recognized among the best hospitals in New Hampshire for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, recognizes hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients, across 16 specialties. St. Joseph Hospital ranked No. 2 in the State of New Hampshire, according to the analysis.

"We are proud to be recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in the state of New Hampshire," said St. Joseph Hospital President & CEO Richard Boehler, MD.
"It is an acknowledgement of the dedication, commitment and exceptional care that our nurses, physicians and staff provide to our patients every day."

For 2017-2018, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 best hospitals across the nation in most of the specialties. According to the magazine's published methodology, the ranking for 12 of the categories is based on reputation, mortality, patient safety, and a mix of care-related factors such as nursing and patient services. The 50 hospitals in each of these specialties with the highest scores are listed. Rankings for remaining four specialties; ophthalmology, psychiatry, rehabilitation and rheumatology are based strictly on reputational scores.

In the rankings by state and metropolitan areas, U.S. News recognized hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers in one or more specialties, as well as hospitals that excel in multiple common procedures and conditions.  This ranking is one tool among many patients can use when making health care decisions such as choosing a hospital. 

"Although our patients are the ultimate and most important judges of our performance, it is very gratifying to have this recognition by U.S. News & World Report, " notes Dr. Boehler.  “We are committed to improving the health and wellbeing of our communities and I am honored to be part of such a talented team that delivers outstanding patient care each and every day.”

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