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South Shore Hospital Ranked in Top 10 by U.S. News & World Report

For Immediate Release:
Media Contact: Sarah Darcy
April 14, 2011
(781) 624-8970

South Weymouth, MA — April 14, 2011 — South Shore Hospital has been ranked among the top ten Best Regional Hospitals in the Boston area by U.S. News & World Report.

Our hospital earned high-performance rankings for our diabetes, ear/nose/throat, gastroenterology, geriatrics, gynecology, kidney disease, orthopedics, pulmonary, and urology care. South Shore Hospital is the only community hospital ranked in the top ten.

U.S. News has published its Best Hospitals rankings for 21 years. For 2010-11, the publication analyzed 4,852 hospitals in 16 specialties.   The largest part of each hospital’s score in 12 of the 16 specialties came from death rates and other hard data on patient safety, volume, and various care related factors such as nursing and patient services.

South Shore Hospital is a 318-bed, not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable provider of acute, emergency, outpatient, home health, and hospice care to the people of Southeastern Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital’s home care division includes South Shore Visiting Nurse Association, Hospice of the South Shore, and Home & Health Resources. The hospital’s 900-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,800 people, supported by a team of 600 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care. Please call (781) 624-MORE (6673) or visit southshorehospital.org for a referral to a South Shore Hospital physician.

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