National Accolades for Three OSF HealthCare Facilities

10/20/2016 - Peoria, Illinois

U.S. News & World Report has rated three OSF HealthCare facilities among the best in the nation.

OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria has been regionally ranked number ten in northwestern Illinois by the publication.

“This recognition by U.S. News & World Report is a testament to the high level of care our entire staff works to provide all who come to us for care every day,” said Mike Cruz, MD, President, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center.

OSF Saint Francis has also been rated High Performing – U.S. News & World Report's top ranking possible - in its treatment of eight common medical conditions: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, and Lung Cancer Surgery.

Also ranked High Performing were OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center in Rockford and OSF St. Joseph Medical Center in Bloomington.

Saint Anthony received its rating for its treatment of four conditions: COPD, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.

“For more than 115 years OSF has been dedicated to the health and medical needs of our region and always strive for quality care and excellence. To get confirmation of that effort from a respected publication is very satisfying for our caregivers,” said Paula Carynski, President, OSF Saint Anthony Medical Center.

St. Joseph was rated high performing for its expertise in treating four medical conditions as well: Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease COPD, Colon Cancer Surgery, and Heart Failure.

These ratings represent better care and better outcomes for patients treated by these OSF HealthCare facilities, compared with other hospitals across the nation.

“This speaks to our expertise across multiple disciplines,” said Dr. Paul Pedersen, Chief Medical Officer, of OSF St. Joseph Medical Center. “It celebrates the dedication of our clinical staff, as well as the emphasis we place on patient care. Our performance in these areas is important to the overall health of our community, and we are proud to be nationally recognized.”

Additionally, Children’s Hospital of Illinois, located within OSF Saint Francis, is ranked 36th in the nation in Pediatric Urology care. Only 154 U.S. hospitals performed well enough to be nationally ranked in one or more specialties.

The U.S. News & World Report hospital rating system includes data from nearly 5,000 centers across multiple clinical specialties, procedures and conditions. Scores are based on a variety of patient outcome and care-related factors, such as patient safety, infection prevention and nurse staffing.

Hospitals are given a scorecard rating of High Performing, Average or Below Average in a number of specialties. If a hospital earns a High Performing rating – as OSF Saint Francis did in eight categories – this indicates the care received at that facility was significantly better than the national average.



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