The Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira tied for No. 25 among New York State’s 34 top performing hospitals across the nation, based on a recently released U.S. News and World Report review of quality, safety and patient outcomes.
“Arnot’s recognition as one of the top 25 best hospitals in New York State is a reflection of our focused efforts to ensure each patient receives excellent care and service,” said Jonathan Lawrence, president and chief executive officer of Arnot Health. “This significant accomplishment demonstrates that our commitment to quality care and high patient satisfaction to which everyone at Arnot is dedicated, is truly making a difference.”
AOMC’s ranking, in part, was determined by its status as a high-performing hospital for three adult procedures and conditions: chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder, congestive heart failure and knee replacement. Arnot is also the only hospital in New York State to have earned Healthgrade’s Joint Replacement Excellence Award for five consecutive years, the only hospital in the Southern Tier to have received Healthgrade’s 5-Star rating for C-Section delivery
The U.S. News and World Report review, now in its 30th year, also included a variety of healthcare services, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, geriatrics, gynecology, orthopedics and seven other medical specialties. It analyzed everything from medical data to nurse staffing. The report also included a new patient experience score and a new outcome measure for patients who are discharged directly home, rather than transitioning to a nursing home or other institutional care setting.
“The new model provides a more comprehensive assessment that is useful to patients, families and their medical professionals,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News.
Overall, 34 New York State hospitals ranked among the 569 hospitals that U.S. News and World Report ranked as “Best Regional Hospitals” in a state or metro area based on their performance in delivering complex and common care.
Regionally, the University of Rochester Medical Center’s Strong Memorial Hospital tied for No. 12 in New York, and its affiliate, Highland Hospital in Rochester, tied for No. 25 with AOMC. Strong was also ranked nationally for neonatology and pediatric nephrology, and named a high-performing hospital for 10 adult specialties, procedures and conditions.