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Flagstaff Medical Center ranked in top 10 Arizona hospitals by U.S. News and World Report


July 22, 2013

Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC) once again is among Arizona’s Best Hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report. The publication ranks FMC eighth in Arizona hospitals and a best hospital regional hospital in Northern Arizona. FMC is the only hospital north of the greater Phoenix area to make the list. This is the third consecutive year FMC has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report.

To be named a high-performing hospital, FMC had to meet 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 five specialties: geriatrics, nephrology, orthopedics, pulmonology and urology.

“FMC is committed to providing the highest quality medical care to its patients and their families,” said Bill Bradel, president/CEO of Flagstaff Medical Center. “To be named a high-performing hospital in Arizona and best regional hospital in Northern Arizona by such a prestigious publication shows the dedication and commitment of our board of directors, physicians and staff to be one of the best hospitals in Arizona and the U.S.”

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 during the ranking. To learn more about the rankings, visit health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

In addition to the recent ranking by U.S. News and World Reports, FMC has also been recognized by the following organizations for providing excellent patient care:
• Consumer Choice Award. FMC was one of 297 healthcare facilities in the U.S. to receive the prestigious award given by the National Research Corporation. The award identifies hospitals healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality healthcare in their geographical area and reflects the growing role consumer choice has in healthcare. 
• American Heart Association. FMC has achieved Get With The Guidelines®–Heart Failure Gold and Silver Quality Achievement Awards in the areas of treating stroke, heart attack and congestive heart failure. The awards recognize FMC’s commitment to treating heart failure and stroke patients according to the guidelines of care recommended by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology.
• Professional Research Consultants. Over the years, FMC has earned numerous platinum, gold, silver, 5-star and 4-star awards for customer service and quality of care.
• Amerinet Healthcare Achievement Award. FMC’s Women and Infants’ Center received an Honorable Mention in the Quality/Patient Care Delivery and Patient Satisfaction categories.

Additionally, Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH), FMC’s parent corporation, was ranked among the nation’s top performing healthcare systems in the U.S., as reported in Modern Healthcare. The April 15 edition lists NAH in the top 20 percent of more than 325 healthcare systems and 2,200 member hospitals in a recent study by Truven Health Analytics. NAH joins 21 other small hospital systems from throughout the U.S. in the ranking. 

For more information on FMC programs and services, visit FlagstaffMedicalCenter.com or call 928-779-3366. Become a friend of FMC at Facebook.com/FlagstaffMedicalCenter; follow FMC on Twitter.com/FlagMedical.

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