Jewish Hospital, part of KentuckyOne Health, has been ranked as one of the best hospitals for 2014-15 for pulmonology by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitalsrankings, now in their 25th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients.
For 2014-15, U.S. News evaluated hospitals in 16 adult specialties and ranked the top 50 in most of the specialties. Just three percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for Best Hospitals 2014-15 earned national ranking in even one specialty.
U.S. News also recognizes hospitals that perform nearly at the level of their nationally ranked peers and represent valuable regional sources of quality care.
In addition to the best hospital in pulmonology award, Jewish Hospital was recognized as a Best Hospital for cardiology and heart care, while James Graham Brown Cancer Center, also a part of KentuckyOne Health, was recognized as a Best Hospital in cancer care.
U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition or extra risk because of age or multiple health problems. Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, adequacy of nurse staffing levels and other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.
The specialty rankings and data were produced for U.S. News by RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Using the same data, U.S. News produced the state and metro rankings.