Wake Forest Baptist Again Listed among ‘Best Hospitals’ by U.S. News
Seven Specialties Cited
as Medical Center is Nationally Ranked for 23rd Straight Year
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – July 21, 2015 – Wake
Forest Baptist Medical Center is once again rated as one of the leading
hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.
the online magazine’s 2015-16 “Best Hospitals” report, released today, Wake
Forest Baptist is ranked among the nation’s top 50 in seven adult medicine
addition, the Medical Center is rated as “high performing” in five specialties:
Cardiology & Heart Surgery, Diabetes & Endocrinology, Geriatrics,
Gynecology and Orthopedics.
U.S. News ratings recognize Wake Forest Baptist as the No. 1 hospital in the Piedmont
Triad region – no other area hospital earned a top-50 ranking -- and No. 2 in
is a testament to efforts of our faculty and staff who work tirelessly every
day to provide safe, high-quality care to our patients,” said John D.
McConnell, M.D., Wake Forest Baptist’s chief executive officer. “We are very
pleased to be nationally recognized for these efforts. It is our mission and
our goal to ensure the best care for those in the communities we serve and to
continually improve their health.”
News publishes the rankings to assist patients who are seeking surgery or other
treatment for complex medical conditions or who require a special level of
hospitals have demonstrated expertise in treating the most challenging
patients,” said Ben Harder, U.S. News’ chief of health analysis. “A hospital
that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”
the 2015-16 rankings, U.S. News assessed approximately 5,000 hospitals in 16
adult medicine specialties. Less than 3 percent of the hospitals were ranked in
at least one specialty.
Forest Baptist has now been nationally ranked by U.S. News every year since
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