Banner Good Samaritan receives national recognition in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings
PHOENIX (July 19, 2011) – Four Banner Health hospitals were recognized for multiple clinical distinctions in U.S. News & World Report's Phoenix-metropolitan area Best Hospitals rankings. Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center was ranked in four national specialties.
The full content, rankings and specialty areas are available online at www.usnews.com/besthospitals.
The rankings recognize 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area.
U.S. News created Best Hospitals 22 years ago to identify hospitals exceptionally skilled in handling the most difficult cases, such as brain tumors typically considered inoperable, and delicate pancreatic procedures.
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has been recognized by U.S .News as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” for 12 years, receiving national rankings in four specialty areas in the 2011-12 report. The four specialty areas are cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology, geriatrics and gynecology.
Banner hospitals receiving multiple high-performing specialty distinctions include:
- #1 Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center: with eight high-performing specialties
- #4 Banner Desert Medical Center: 12 high-performing specialties
- #6 Banner Thunderbird Medical Center: nine high-performing specialties
- # 10 Banner Estrella Medical Center: three high-performing specialties
“These prestigious rankings make it clear that Banner hospitals are continuing on a path to industry leadership. This is a constant focus we have, making it possible for us to provide the highest level of patient care,” said Banner Health President and CEO Peter S. Fine. “I was pleased to see a wide variety of specialty care recognized, showing the great diversity of care and expertise we offer across the Valley.”
Other Banner hospitals that appeared in this ranking were Banner Boswell Medical Center, Banner Del E. Webb Medical Center, Banner Heart Hospital, Banner Baywood Medical Center, and Banner Gateway Medical Center.
Covering 94 metro areas in the U.S., the regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions.
About Banner Health
Headquartered in Phoenix, Banner Health is one of the largest, nonprofit health care systems in the country. The system owns or manages 23 acute-care hospitals, long-term care centers, outpatient surgery centers and an array of other services including physician clinics and home care and hospice services. Banner Health is in seven states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming.