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U.S. News Ranks Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center #1 in Idaho and Best Hospital in the Boise Metro Area
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07/16/2013
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Boise, ID  - U.S. News & World Report today released its annual Best Hospitals rankings. Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise is ranked #1 in Idaho and once again ranked the #1 Best Hospital in the Boise metropolitan area. The report included analysis of 12 hospitals in the Treasure Valley.  In addition to the #1 hospital ranking, Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center received high-performing marks in four specialties: Gynecology, Orthopedics, Pulmonology, and Urology.

“We are so pleased to have U.S. News & World Report once again validate the superior quality healthcare all our patients have come to count on and appreciate,” said Sally Jeffcoat, Saint Alphonsus Health System’s president and CEO.  “We are very proud of the dedication and commitment of all Saint Alphonsus associates and medical staff providers in making this distinction possible three years in a row.”

“To be ranked #1 in Idaho and named one of the best hospitals in the Boise metropolitan area is an outstanding achievement,” said Steven Brown, MD, Saint Alphonsus Health System’s chief medical officer.  “This is a testament not only to the physician expertise at Saint Alphonsus, but also the comprehensive system of caring that is focused on always providing our patients with exceptional experiences.” 

This year’s Best Hospitals, the 24th annual edition, showcases more than 700 of the nation’s roughly 5,000 hospitals. Fewer than 150 are nationally ranked in at least one of 16 medical specialties. In addition, U.S. News covered 94 metro areas in the U.S. to provide regional hospital rankings to complement the national rankings. These regional rankings include hospitals with solid performance at the level of nationally ranked institutions.

“A hospital that emerges from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Only about 15 percent of hospitals are recognized for their high performance as among their region’s best. Just 3 percent of all hospitals earn a national ranking in any specialty.”

About Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center

Saint Alphonsus is a 387-licensed bed regional medical center serving people throughout the Northwest. As a not-for-profit medical center, Saint Alphonsus reinvests profits back into the community and works to improve the health and well-being of those we serve by emphasizing care that is patient-centered, innovative and community based. Saint Alphonsus focuses on providing services in a spiritual, healing environment, and is renowned for its state-of-the-art digital environment and pioneering technologies; award-winning clinical services; and the region’s only Level II Trauma Center. Saint Alphonsus is part of Saint Alphonsus Health System, a four-hospital, 714-bed integrated healthcare system serving the full range of the health and wellness needs of the people in southwestern Idaho, eastern Oregon and northern Nevada. Saint Alphonsus Health System is a member of Trinity Health.

For information about Saint Alphonsus visit www.saintalphonsus.org.  

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a multi-platform publisher of news and analysis, which includes the digital-only U.S. News Weekly magazine, www.usnews.com, and www.rankingsandreviews.com. Focusing on Health, Personal Finance, Education, Travel, Cars, and Public Service/Opinion, U.S. News has earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improves the quality of life of its readers. U.S. News & World Report’s signature franchise includes its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its annual "Best" series of consumer web guides and publications that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, hospitals, mutual funds, health plans, and more.

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