Magazine lauds Dayton hospitals

Staff report

DAYTON — Miami Valley Hospital ranked fourth among Ohio’s hospitals in the latest annual rankings released Monday by U.S. News & World Report, up four spots from last year.

The hospital achieved the highest ranking in not only Dayton, but Southwest Ohio.

Good Samaritan Hospital ranked 18th in the state, also up four spots from last year.

Among all hospitals nationwide, Miami Valley Hospital ranked 28th for its pulmonology care, and 34th for nephrology care.

Both Miami Valley Hospital and Good Samaritan Hospital also ranked as “high-performing” in several areas of care.

Miami Valley Hospital had 15 such designations for cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; urology; abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; aortic valve surgery; heart bypass surgery; heart failure; colon cancer surgery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); knee replacement; and lung cancer surgery.

Good Samaritan Hospital had four “high-performing” designations, including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; heart failure; colon cancer surgery; and COPD.

“Our hospitals continually strive to take patient care to a higher level,” said Mary Boosalis, Premier Health president and CEO. “This recognition from U.S. News and World Report demonstrates why we’re so proud of — and confident in — our physicians, nurses, other health care professionals and all who support their work. We congratulate them and thank them for their dedication.”

Staff report