Orange Regional Medical Center has been nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a high performing hospital for treatment of heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The 27th annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
“Orange Regional is committed to providing exceptional patient care and this U.S. News & Report recognition is an outstanding verification of what we do every day,” said Orange Regional President & CEO Scott Batulis. “The entire Orange Regional clinical and professional staff is committed to excellence in patient care. We are thrilled to receive this honor.”
The U.S. News analysis of hospitals includes data from nearly 5,000 centers across multiple clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors including patient safety and nurse staffing.
Hospitals are ranked nationally in specialties, as well as regionally, in states and major metropolitan areas. U.S. News assigns a rating to hospitals in a handful of common procedures. Orange Regional achieved the highest rating possible for heart failure and COPD care.
A hospital’s heart failure and COPD score is based on multiple data categories, including patient survival, volume and more. Hospitals received one of three ratings — high performing, average or below average — unless they treated an insufficient number of patients to be rated. Hospitals that earned a high performing rating were significantly better than the national average.
The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, nurse staffing and other criteria.