Published on August 14, 2018

Reading Hospital Ranked 6th "Best Hospital" by U.S. News & World Report                                                                                                                           

Reading Hospital has once again been ranked among the top ten "Best Hospitals" in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report. In addition to this top state honor, the Hospital was ranked nationally in Ear, Nose & Throat (ENT), and rated as high performing in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Colon Cancer Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Failure, Hip Replacement and Knee Replacement.

To help patients decide where to receive care, U.S. News generates hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult specialties, 9 adult procedures and conditions and 10 pediatric specialties. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients. The ratings in procedures and conditions focus on typical Medicare patients. The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. Prominent changes to the 2018-19 rankings methodology included more emphasis on patient outcomes and patient experience measures.

"We are honored to be recognized as one of the top hospitals in Pennsylvania. Without the commitment of our exceptional employees this accomplishment would not be possible. This national recognition confirms our relentless pursuit of excellence in all that we do for the individuals and communities we care for," said Clint Matthews, President & CEO, Tower Health and Reading Hospital.

U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 29th year, help consumers better determine which hospitals provide the best care for the most serious or complex medical conditions and procedures. Reading Hospital ranked high among some of the largest and most well-known hospitals in the state.