Atlanta, Ga. (July 18, 2012) – Among metro Atlanta area hospitals, Piedmont Atlanta Hospital ranked as the top adult acute-care, non-academic hospital and seventh overall in the state of Georgia, according to U.S. News and World Report in the 2012-13 Best Hospitals rankings.
A total of 10 specialties offered at Piedmont Atlanta were listed as high-performing, including: cancer care; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology; geriatrics; gynecology; heart and heart surgery; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; pulmonology; and urology.
“Piedmont prides itself on providing diverse, high-quality services to our patients,” said Les Donahue, president and CEO of Piedmont Atlanta Hospital. “We value both clinical excellence and patient satisfaction, and we’re proud to offer some of the most consistent, exemplary care in the Southeast.”
U.S. News & World Report released its annual Best Hospitals rankings today. The hospital rankings, U.S. News Health Rankings Editor Avery Comarow said, are like a GPS-type aid to help steer patients to hospitals with strong skills in the procedures and medical conditions that present the biggest challenges.
“All of these hospitals are the kinds of medical centers that should be on your list when you need the best care,” added Comarow. “They are where other hospitals send the toughest cases.”
The rankings were published by U.S. News in collaboration with RTI International, a research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C. Highlights of the 2012-13 rankings will appear in the U.S. News Best Hospitals 2013 guidebook, to go on sale in August.
The complete rankings and methodology are available at http://health.usnews.com/best-hospitals.