Flagstaff Medical Center ranked by U.S. News and World Report

March 7, 2012

Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) is among the nation’s Best Regional Hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report. This ranking names FMC as a best hospital in Northern Arizona. FMC is one of 247 high-performing hospitals in the U.S. and one of only three hospitals in Arizona outside a major metropolitan area to receive this distinguished recognition. FMC’s sister hospital, Verde Valley Medical Center, is also ranked a Best Regional Hospital.

To be named a Best Regional Hospital, FMC had to meet certain criteria including being capable of providing quality care, having the ability to perform demanding procedures and be “high-performing” in at least one of 16 medical specialties. FMC was ranked high-performing in diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology. To learn more, visit .

“Our commitment is to deliver an excellent experience to every patient” said William Bradel, President and CEO of Flagstaff Medical Center. “To be named a Best Regional Hospital is a testament to the dedication of our physicians, nurses and staff to patient- and family-centered care and the ability to be on the cutting edge of medical technology.”

U.S. News and World Report evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals annually. It analyzes patient safety, procedure volume and death rates. Physicians’ responses to a national survey in which specialists are asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty are also taken into account when ranking best hospitals.

FMC is committed to providing the highest quality medical care to its patients and their families including excellence in care, superior medical knowledge and experience, state-of-the-art technology, and a patient- and family-centered approach to care.

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