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South Shore Hospital Ranked 3rd Best in Massachusetts by U.S. News and World Report

For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Sarah Darcy
July 23, 2012
(781) 624-8970

Magazine also highlights three hospital
specialties as nationally ranked and eight
hospital specialties as high-performing

South Weymouth, MA—July 23, 2012—South Shore Hospital has been recognized in U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals issue as ranking #3 overall in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. South Shore Hospital is in good company—scoring just behind Massachusetts General Hospital (ranked number one in the nation) and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and tying for third place with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. South Shore Hospital also ranked third out of the 77 hospitals in the Boston Metro Area.

U.S. News & World Report also recognized South Shore Hospital with national rankings in three specialties—Diabetes and Endocrinology, Ear, Nose and Throat, and Urology. The magazine bestows national rankings on hospitals which have the skill and experience to treat serious, complex cases that require expertise which other hospitals cannot treat. South Shore Hospital was one of only 148 hospitals nationwide to achieve national rankings.

Eight other South Shore Hospital specialties, including Cancer, Gastroenterology, Geriatrics, Gynecology, Nephrology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, and Pulmonology, were ranked as high-performing by the magazine.

The rankings are based largely on objective measures of hospital performance, such as patient survival rates, and structural resources, such as nurse staffing levels. Each hospital’s reputation, as determined by a survey of physician specialists, is also a factor in the ranking methodology.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings offer grounded guidance to supplement what patients learn from their health care providers. The rankings—now in their 23rd year—feature data on nearly 5,000 hospitals across the country. They span 16 medical specialties, from cancer to urology, and identify top hospitals in several hundred regions, including all major metropolitan areas.

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. South Shore Hospital has been ranked among the top three hospitals in Massachusetts, according to the 2012 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals report, and named a 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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