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South Shore Hospital ranked in Top 10 of hospitals in both Boston Metro and Massachusetts by U.S. News & World Report

South Shore Hospital ranked in Top 10 of hospitals
in both Boston Metro and Massachusetts
by U.S. News & World Report

#6 of 77 hospitals in Boston Metro
#8 of 116 hospitals in Massachusetts

South Weymouth, MA – July 15, 2014 – U.S. News & World Report today released its Best Hospitals 2014-15 annual ranking of hospitals nationwide and South Shore Hospital made the Top 10 for both Boston Metro and Massachusetts!

South Shore Hospital was ranked sixth out of 77 hospitals in the Boston Metro area and eighth out of 116 hospitals in Massachusetts.  The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals 2014-15 report also gave South Shore Hospital high marks for patient satisfaction, showing scores higher than the national average. And South Shore Hospital earned “High-Performance” rankings in 10 specialties:

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Ear, Nose & Throat
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery
  • Geriatrics
  • Gynecology
  • Nephrology
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery
  • Orthopedics
  • Pulmonology
  • Urology

According to the U.S. News & World Report website, the rankings were calculated according to four major factors:

  • 27.5 % - Reputation with specialists
  • 32.5% - Survival of patients
  • 10 % - Patient safety
  • 30% - Other care-related indicators (including patient volumes, nurse staffing and other quality care measures)

This is the fourth year in a row that South Shore Hospital has made the Top 10 rankings for hospitals in Boston Metro and Massachusetts. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report. For more information on the rankings and the methodology by which they were calculated, go to http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.

South Shore Hospital is a 378-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. South Shore Hospital is a part of South Shore Health and Educational Corporation, a not-for-profit, tax-exempt, charitable health system comprising South Shore Hospital, Health Provider Services Organization, South Shore Physician Hospital Organization, South Shore Hospital Charitable Foundation and South Shore Physician Ambulatory Enterprise.  South Shore Hospital’s 900-member medical staff represents all leading medical specialties. South Shore Hospital employs 3,900 people, supported by a team of 700 volunteers. South Shore Hospital is licensed to provide Level II Trauma care and Level III Maternal/Newborn care. South Shore Hospital has been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in Massachusetts, according to the 2014-15 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report and named a 2013 Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe. Please call (781) 624-6673 or visit southshorehospital.org for a referral to a South Shore Hospital physician.

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