In full transparency, the following is a press release submitted to SOURCE media.
FRAMINGHAM – MetroWest Medical Center is recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.
MetroWest Medical Center earns “High Performing” ratings for its exceptional care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, kidney failure and lung cancer surgery. “High Performing” is the highest rating U.S. News awards for common adult procedures and conditions, recognizing care that is significantly better than the national average as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 7th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures. These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are geared toward complex specialty care.
“The pandemic has changed a lot of things about our world, but it hasn’t changed the commitment and dedication of the team at MetroWest Medical Center,” said Chief Executive Officer Ava Collins. “This designation is a true testament to the quality care we provide. I’m honored to work alongside these devoted individuals who work tirelessly to serve our patients.”
For the 2021-22 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 17 procedures and conditions.
Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 11 earned this rating in all procedures and conditions. The state and metro area rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings 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 Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as risk-adjusted outcome rates, volume, quality of nursing and other care-related indicators.
MetroWest Medical Center is the largest community health care system between Worcester and Boston. It provides services in two locations: Leonard Morse in Natick and Framingham Union in Framingham. MWMC is committed to meeting the health care needs of the area residents by providing advanced medicine and personalized care, right in the local community.