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U.S. News & World Report names Providence St. Peter Hospital among best in Washington

August 01, 2016
Washington DC – Providence St. Peter Hospital has been recognized as a top three hospital in the state of Washington by U.S. News & World Report.

Providence St. Peter was one of just 44 hospitals in the United States ranked High Performing in eight specialty areas:
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • COPD
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery
“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

“We are proud of this recognition of our caregivers, who are committed to provide the best service to those entrusted in our care,” said Providence Southwest Washington Chief Executive Medrice Coluccio. “It is validation of the quality of care and compassion we provide to our patients and community.”

For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care. Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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Providence St. Peter Hospital is a 390-bed, not-for-profit regional teaching hospital founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1887 with Magnet® recognition. The Magnet Recognition Program® recognizes the top health care organizations in the nation for providing nursing excellence. Only two other hospitals in Washington have garnered this honor.

Located in Olympia, the hospital offers comprehensive medical, surgical and behavioral health services to residents of Southwest Washington. St. Peter is a regional leader in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics and neurosciences. The Joint Commission has designated the hospital a Stroke Center of Excellence since 2007.