Floyd Memorial is the Only Southern Indiana Hospital to be Recognized by U.S. News and World Report as a Best Regional Hospital

September 6, 2011

New Albany, Indiana – Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services has been ranked as a “Best Regional Hospital” for the Louisville Metro Area in U.S. News & World Report’s 2011-12 Best Hospitals rankings.  Floyd Memorial is the only Southern Indiana hospital to make the list. 

The hospital is recognized in five specialty areas, including Heart and Heart Surgery, Gastroenterology, Kidney, Pulmonary and Geriatrics. 

The latest rankings showcase 720 hospitals out of about 5,000 hospitals nationwide. Each is ranked among the country’s top hospitals in at least one medical specialty and/or ranked among the best hospitals in its metro area.

“We are thrilled to once again be recognized for the outstanding quality care provided at Floyd Memorial,” said Mark Shugarman, President and CEO of Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services.  “We have an amazing team of physicians, associates and volunteers who are committed to providing expert medicine and exceptional care.”

The core mission of Best Hospitals is to help guide patients who need an especially high level of care because of a difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age. “These are referral centers where other hospitals send their sickest patients,” said Avery Comarow, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor. “Hospitals like these are ones you or those close to you should consider when the stakes are high.”

“These are hospitals we call ‘high performers.’ They are fully capable of giving most patients first-rate care, even if they have serious conditions or need demanding procedures,” Comarow said. “Almost every major metro area has at least one of these hospitals.”

Hard numbers stand behind the rankings in most specialties—death rates, patient safety, procedure volume, and other objective data. Responses to a national survey, in which physicians were asked to name hospitals they consider best in their specialty for the toughest cases, also were factored in.

The rankings cover 16 medical specialties and all 94 metro areas that have at least 500,000 residents and at least one hospital that performed well enough to be ranked.

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About Floyd Memorial

Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services is a 236-bed, acute care regional healthcare provider for the Kentuckiana area.  The hospital offers a full continuum of care from inpatient care to rehab services to home healthcare.  Services include cardiac surgery, thoracic and vascular services, orthopedics, spine care, wound care, pain management, a sleep disorders center, women’s services including obstetrics, cancer care, diabetic treatment and weight management services.  Floyd Memorial is also affiliated with Kleinert Kutz Surgery Center, a free-standing center offering expert care in hand, musculoskeletal, orthopedics, foot and ankle surgeries, as well as plastic and reconstructive cosmetic surgeries. In 2011, Floyd Memorial was rated the “Highest Recommended Hospital in the Region” by HCAHPS and was also recognized by U.S. News Media and World Report as a Best Regional Hospital for the Louisville Metro area – the only Southern Indiana hospital to make the list.  For more information, visit www.floydmemorial.com.