McLaren ranked among nation’s best

FLINT — McLaren Regional Medical Center has joined the prestigious ranks of America’s top medical institutions in the 22nd annual U.S. News & World Report guide to “Americans Best Hospitals.”

McLaren Regional earned “High Performing” rankings in 10 specialty areas, earning on of the top 5 rankings among hospitals in the greater Detroit Metro Area, which includes Genesee County.

McLaren Regional was ranked “High Performing” in the medical specialties of Cancer; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Nephrology; Neurology and Neurosurgery; Orthopedics; Pulmonology; and Urology.

Among criteria evaluated for the ranking are: advanced technology, patient services, patient volumes, nurse staffing, reputation with physician specialists, survival rates and patient safety.

“These national rankings reflect the skill, commitment and patient-focused care provided by our entire medical team, including physicians, employees, governance and volunteers,” said Donald C. Kooy, President/CEO of McLaren Regional Medical Center. “These rankings underscore that we are delivering on our mission in our continuing commitment to serve the healthcare needs of our region.”

Covering 94 metro areas in the U.S., the regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings and are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the highly-specialized tertiary expertise of a major ranked institution.

The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or is ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area. The rankings are available online at besthospitals and will also be featured in the “U.S. News Best Hospitals” guidebook, which will go on sale Aug. 30. — G.G.

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