Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) has again been named a Best Regional Hospital on the Eastern Shore of Maryland according to U.S. News, the publisher of Best Hospitals.   The magazine ranked PRMC as the No. 7 hospital in Maryland.

Of more than 4,500 hospitals evaluated for Best Hospitals 2020-21,only 603 met the requirements, putting PRMC among an elite field of 13% of American hospitals earning the honor.

 U.S. News & World Report honored PRMC a “high-performing hospital” in the treatment of heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), knee replacement surgery, hip replacement surgery and colon cancer surgery.  To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

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.

For the 2020-21 ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 10 procedures and conditions.  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.

“Organizationally, this is another outstanding honor to receive,” said Steve Leonard, Ph.D., MBA, FACHE, President/CEO of the Peninsula Regional Health System and Peninsula Regional Medical Center.  "This recognition is again an acknowledgement of how hard everyone in our health system continues to work, including

our Board, medical staff and volunteers, to maintain the best possible environment for our patients, and it is gratifying to know these team efforts are being recognized again nationally by U.S. News.”

Peninsula Regional was also recently presented the Healthgrades 2020 America’s BEST 250 Hospitals Award for Clinical Excellence, placing PRMC amount the Top 5% of all United States hospitals for patient care and outcomes for the third consecutive year. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, for the fourth consecutive year, was the recipient of the Healthgrades Patient Safety Excellence Award, placing it in the Top 10% of American hospitals.  Peninsula Regional also earned for a third consecutive year a 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2020.  The rating is the agency’s best, and was presented to less than 15% of American hospitals this year. 

“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 for patients.”