Sanford earns top honors in U.S. News list

From staff reports

Sanford USD Medical Center ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in a recent analysis by U.S. News & World Report.

As part of its Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 hospitals for their handling of nine surgical procedures and chronic conditions: colon cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, COPD, heart failure, heart bypass surgery, aortic valve surgery, abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, knee replacement and hip replacement.

In each procedure and condition in which a hospital had treated enough patients to be evaluated, the hospital received a rating of high performing, average or below average.

More than 1,200 hospitals earned a rating of high performing in at least one procedure or condition. But only 48 hospitals, barely 1 percent of those evaluated, got that top rating in all nine.

Sanford USD Medical Center was the only hospital in South Dakota to make the list. To see it, click here.

Sanford earns top honors in U.S. News list

Sanford USD Medical Center ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals nationwide in a recent analysis by U.S. News & World Report.

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