Rhinebeck, N.Y. – To help families choose the best care, U.S. News & World Report released its regional hospital leaders Tuesday with Northern Dutchess Hospital ranked high on the list.
Northern Dutchess was named “Best Regional Hospital” for the Hudson Valley and the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown metro area, and ranked 16th in New York state.
“This award speaks to our commitment to provide quality care, which will continue into the future as we open a $47 million state-of-the-art building in early 2016,” said Denise George, president of Northern Dutchess.
To earn this recognition, Northern Dutchess received a rating of “high performing” in two of the five medical specialties in the Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings, which the magazine published in May. Northern Dutchess was one of 378 hospitals or 8 percent of the total 4,600 examined that achieved a high performing rating for at least two specialties. They were knee replacement and hip replacement. The others areas of care were heart bypass surgery, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
The rankings were largely determined by health care quality measures such as deaths, infections, readmissions and repeat operations as well as patient satisfaction data. For U.S. News ratings, visit www.usnews.com/best-hospitals.
For more about Northern Dutchess, visit www.healthquest.org/ndh