WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - New Hanover Regional Medical Center has received national recognition for excelling across a broad spectrum of patient care in U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of best hospitals, according to a news release from NHRMC.
Indicating high proficiency in serving the needs of patients, NHRMC was recognized among the best hospitals in North Carolina and the Coastal Plain area.
"The team of physicians, nurses and staff at New Hanover Regional Medical Center work hard every day to deliver high quality patient care to everyone who comes to us," said Jack Barto, president and chief executive officer of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. "This recognition is a testament to the dedication of our team and I am proud of this accomplishment."
According to the news release, the annual U.S. News Best Hospital rankings, now in their 24th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. For the 2013-2014 rankings, 147 of approximately 5,000 U.S hospitals evaluated were ranked in at least one specialty.
The news release states the rankings are based on an extensive analysis that combines measures of performance in three primary dimensions of healthcare: structure, process, and outcomes.
NHRMC was also recognized as high-performing in Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Orthopedics and Pulmonology.