July 26th , 2012 10:34 am Leave a comment

JCMC receives high ranking from US News

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JOHNSON CITY — Johnson City Medical Center (JCMC), the flagship hospital of Mountain States Health Alliance (MSHA) has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals 2012 as a high performer in 11 different specialties. JCMC was the highest-ranking hospital in the Northeast Tennessee region and No. 4 statewide, behind Vanderbilt University Medical Center, University of Tennessee Medical Center and Methodist Hospitals of Memphis.

JCMC was recognized by US News as a high performer in the following specialties:

Cancer

Cardiology and heart surgery

Neurology and neurosurgery

Orthopedics

Pulmonology

Diabetes and endocrinology

Ear, nose and throat

Urology

Geriatrics

Gastroenterology

Nephrology

JCMC was the only hospital in the region to be recognized as a high performer in cardiology/heart surgery, cancer care and neurology/neurosurgery.

“At MSHA, part of our vision is to create a world-class healthcare system, and JCMC, as our major tertiary referral center, is a key part of our strategy for achieving that goal,” said David Nicely, CEO of MSHA’s Washington County, Tenn. facilities. “We define ‘world class’ as performance in the top 10 percent for any data set, which is a lofty goal, considering the caliber of hospitals that make up the top 10 percent nationwide.

“In order to evaluate our own performance, we constantly exchange clinical quality data with other leading hospitals across the country to see how we measure up and where we can make improvements. US News and World report has used some of that same data in their report, and we are honored to be recognized alongside some of the finest hospitals in the nation.”

The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August. Complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

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