U.S. News & World Report’s widely read hospital rankings, now in their 28th year, compare more than 4,500 hospitals and medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions.
The expanded relationship broadens access to patient-centered care, enhances care coordination and chronic disease management, and allows for sharing of treatment guidelines and protocols.
Winning systems in 2017 are lauded for shorter emergency department wait times and lengths of stay, higher survival rates, and fewer complications.
The five states with the highest percentage of "A" hospitals this spring are Maine, Hawaii, Oregon, Wisconsin, and Idaho.
Kane Community Hospital is now UPMC Kane. The McKean County (PA) hospital officially joined the UPMC health system Thursday. It had integrated with UPMC Hamot in 2010 after previously having an affiliation agreement with the Erie hospital.
The new domain name registration will be available to providers, pharmaceutical companies, health insurers, and other healthcare-related organizations.