U.S. News & World Report Names The Christ Hospital #1 in Cincinnati Region for Seventh Consecutive Year, Among Best in Nation for Cardiology and Heart Surgery

The Christ Hospital is pleased to announce that, for the seventh consecutive year, it has been ranked #1 in the Cincinnati Region by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-22.

The Christ Hospital is pleased to announce that, for the seventh consecutive year, it has been ranked #1 in the Cincinnati Region by U.S. News & World Report for 2021-22. In addition, its Cardiology and Heart Surgery has been ranked among the Top 50 hospital programs in the nation. The hospital has also been ranked the fourth best hospital in Ohio.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

The Christ Hospital was ranked “High Performing” in the following areas:

• Cardiology and Heart surgery (ranked #47 nationally)

• Orthopedics

• Geriatrics

• Pulmonology and Lung Surgery

The Christ Hospital was also rated as “High Performing” for the following procedures/conditions:

• Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair • Aortic valve surgery • Back surgery (spinal fusion) • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) • Colon cancer surgery • Diabetes • Heart attack • Heart bypass surgery • Heart failure • Hip fracture • Hip replacement • Kidney failure • Knee replacement • Lung cancer surgery • Pneumonia • Transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR)

“For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital Health Network has had a mission of delivering excellent clinical outcomes and the finest patient experiences, all in an affordable way. That mission means that we are always striving to ensure that this community has the finest healthcare available,” said Debbie Hayes, President and CEO of The Christ Hospital Health Network. “Distinctions from U.S. News & World Report, particularly being named #1 in the region for the seventh consecutive year, do not happen by accident. Receiving honors like this is possible only because of the incredible dedication of our team of physicians, clinicians and staff who work together every day with shared determination to provide the very best care for all members of the Greater Cincinnati Community and beyond.”

For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

For more information on The Christ Hospital Health Network, please visit TheChristHospital.com.

About The Christ Hospital Health Network

The Christ Hospital Health Network is an acute care hospital located in Mt. Auburn, with a remote hospital location in Liberty Township, five ambulatory outpatient centers, and dozens of offices conveniently located throughout the region. More than 1,300 talented physicians and more than 6,000 dedicated team members support the Network. Its mission is to improve the health of the community and to create patient value by providing exceptional outcomes and the finest experiences, all in an affordable way. The Network has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as the #1 hospital in the Cincinnati Region and awarded Healthgrades “America’s 50 Best Hospitals” for being in the top 1% in the nation for providing the highest clinical quality year after year. It is also a Press Ganey Guardian of Excellence Award recipient, which recognizes top-performing healthcare organizations that achieve the 95th percentile or above of performance in patient experience. The Christ Hospital is among a select number of hospitals in the nation to be awarded Magnet® recognition for nursing excellence. For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital has provided compassionate care to those it serves.


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