08/14/18
US News Award

Peninsula Regional Medical Center (PRMC) is among the nation’s best hospitals for 2018-2019, and has 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. 10 hospital in Maryland.  PRMC also scored high in patient safety, demonstrating commitment to reducing accidents and medical mistakes.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.

“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, Managing Editor and Chief of Health Analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”

For the 2018-19 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty.

U.S. News & World Report named PRMC a national “high-performing hospital” in the treatment of heart failure, colon cancer surgery and hip replacement surgery.  To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients.

“Organizationally, this is another outstanding honor to receive,” said Steve Leonard, MBA, FACHE, President/CEO of the Peninsula Regional Health System and Peninsula Regional Medical Center.  "This recognition is an acknowledgement of how hard everyone at PRMC works, 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 2018 Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence, placing PRMC amount the Top 5% of all United States hospitals for patient care and outcomes.  The Salisbury hospital also earned a 5-Star Rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  The rating is the agency’s best, and was presented to just 9% of American hospitals this year.  The American Hospital Association also similarly recognized the Medical Center for the 8th consecutive year as One of America’s Most Wired Hospitals for advancing the use of technology in patient care and safety.