Congratulations to Center for Operational Excellence member Wexner Medical Center for ranking among the nation’s best hospitals and cracking the top five in Ohio in the latest ranking from U.S. News and World Report!
Among Ohio’s 225 hospitals, U.S. News ranked The Ohio State University’s medical center fourth, the highest ranking among Columbus-area hospitals and just behind Cincinnati’s Bethesda North Hospital (no. 3), University Hospitals Case Medical Center of Cleveland (no. 2), and the no. 1-ranked Cleveland Clinic. Wexner Medical Center was one of only 11 nationally ranked hospitals in the state.
The nearly 1,000-bed Wexner Medical Center received its highest specialty ranking at no. 15 nationally for Ear, Nose and Throat. Four other specialties made the national rankings: Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Nephrology and Urology. A scant 3 percent of hospitals nationwide had even one of 16 specialties rank nationally.
Patient satisfaction rankings for Wexner Medical Center exceeded the national average this year, with 80 percent of patients giving the hospital the highest or very high rankings, compared with 70 percent across the U.S. Patient experience is an increasingly important component of government reimbursements and incentives , which were tied largely to clinical outcomes in the past.
The annual U.S. News rankings are calculated using a combination of hard data on patient safety, mortality rates and other factors in addition to a reputational survey of physicians. Visit the U.S. News site to learn more about the national or Ohio rankings.