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Fort Hamilton Hospital has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report.
The High Performing rating for kidney failure was earned by providing care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes. High Performing is the highest rating U.S. News awards for kidney failure care.
“We are honored to receive this recognition from U.S. News & World Report, as it reinforces our commitment to provide the best care for our community,” said Dr. Marcus Romanello, chief medical officer of Fort Hamilton Hospital. “Being named High performing is the direct result of our relentless pursuit of patient safety, an exceptionally talented medical staff, and our employees’ tireless dedication to our patients.”
For the 2021-22 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.
“This year’s extended report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and health 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.