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U.S. News & World Report Names Salem Hospital a High Performing Hospital: Recognizes care in Heart Failure, COPD, Diabetes, and Kidney Failure
7/26/2022

Washington, D.C. – July 26, 2022 – Salem Hospital has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2022-23 by U.S. News & World Report. This is the highest award a hospital can earn for U.S. News’ Best Hospitals Procedures and Conditions ratings. Salem Hospital is a member of Mass General Brigham.

The annual ratings, now in their seventh year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or elective procedures.

Salem Hospital/North Shore Medical Center earned a “High Performing” rating(s) for Heart Failure, COPD, Diabetes, and Kidney Failure, in recognition of care that was significantly better than the national average, as measured by factors such as patient outcomes.

“We are very proud that the exceptional care we offer at Salem Hospital is recognized on a national scale,” says David J. Roberts, M.D., president of Salem Hospital. “It is a tribute to our extraordinary nurses, physicians and staff who, even during the COVID-19 pandemic, continued meet the highest standards of care.”

Several other Mass General Brigham hospitals were also honored by U.S. News & World Report. Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital once again earned spots on the Honor Roll among the top hospitals in the country. Brigham and Women’s Hospital is #1 in women’s health, ranked #1 for obstetrics and gynecology in the nation. Three

Mass General Brigham specialty hospitals – McLean Hospital, Spaulding Rehabilitation, and Mass Eye and Ear – were recognized for national excellence. McLean Hospital was ranked #1 in the nation in psychiatry. Spaulding Rehabilitation is #1 in rehabilitation in New England and ranked #3 in rehabilitation in the nation. Mass Eye and Ear is #1 for otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat care) and ophthalmology in New England and ranked #4 for both otolaryngology and ophthalmology in the nation.

Mass General Brigham is honored to have five nationally ranked hospitals. For the 2022-23 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers across 15 specialties and 20 procedures and conditions. Fewer than a third of all hospitals received any high-performing rating.

“When patients are considering their best options for care, the Best Hospitals ratings are designed to help them identify hospitals that excel in the kind of care they may need,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analytics and managing editor of U.S. News. “A hospital that has earned a High Performing rating in a service may be a good option for patients and their medical professionals to consider.”

The U.S. News Procedures & Conditions methodology is based entirely on objective measures of quality such as survival rates, patient experience, and how successfully each hospital helps patients get back home.

For more information, visit Best Hospitals.

About Salem Hospital

Salem Hospital is a member of Mass General Brigham, an academic healthcare system founded by Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital that is uniting great minds to make life-changing impact for patients in local communities and around the world. Serving the North Shore community for more than 100 years, Salem Hospital provides innovative medical, surgical and psychiatric care through an array of inpatient, outpatient and virtual settings including Salem Hospital, the Epstein Center for Behavioral Health, North Shore Physicians Group and a medical staff of nearly 700 physicians practicing in a wide range of specialties. For more information, please visit nsmc.partners.org. For information about Mass General Brigham, visit massgeneralbrigham.org.

About Mass General Brigham
Mass General Brigham is an integrated academic health care system, uniting great minds to solve the hardest problems in medicine for our communities and the world. Mass General Brigham connects a full continuum of care across a system of academic medical centers, community and specialty hospitals, a health insurance plan, physician networks, community health centers, home care, and long-term care services. Mass General Brigham is a non-profit organization that is committed to patient care, research, teaching, and service to the community. In addition, Mass General Brigham is one of the nation's leading biomedical research organizations and a principal teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School.