Southeast Georgia Health System Brunswick Campus has been recognized as
a High Performing Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report.
The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their 6th year,
are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions
about where to receive care for common conditions and elective procedures.
These ratings extend the U.S. News mission of providing consumers with
patient decision support beyond the Best Hospitals rankings, which are
geared toward complex specialty care.
The Health System Brunswick Campus earned “High Performing”
ratings for COPD and Heart Failure in recognition of 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 those types of care.
“I am so proud of our team members and of the excellent care they
provide our patients,” says
Michael D. Scherneck, president and chief executive officer. “They always go above and
beyond the call of duty, but this year in particular, achieving such a
distinction while we are so hard hit by coronavirus is especially humbling.
I am honored to lead such a dedicated and committed group of professionals.”
For the 2020-21 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers
nationwide in 10 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all
hospitals received any high-performing rating, and only 37 earned this
rating in all 10 Procedures & Conditions. The state and metro area
rankings recognize hospitals that received high performing ratings across
multiple areas of care.
“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping
patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals
in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben
Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The
hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical
expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes
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. The Procedures
& Conditions ratings were produced by U.S. News analysts. For more
information about the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, please visit the FAQ.
The rankings will be published in the “Best Hospitals 2021”
guidebook (ISBN 9781931469951), available in stores October 6.
For more information on COPD and heart failure treatment at the Health
System, visit sghs.org/cardiopulmonary or call 855-ASK-SGHS (855-275-7447)
to find a provider that best fits your lung and heart health needs.