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U.S. News Rates Hartford Hospital Best in Metro Area

August 04, 2021

Hartford Hospital has once again been rated as the No. 1 hospital in the Hartford Metro Area and among the best hospitals in Connecticut for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report.

Hartford Hospital also was rated as high performing in orthopedics and urology and in the following procedures and conditions:

  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm repair.
  • Aortic valve surgery.
  • COPD.
  • Colon cancer surgery.
  • Diabetes.
  • Heart attack.
  • Heart bypass surgery.
  • Heart failure.
  • Hip replacement.
  • Kidney failure.
  • Knee replacement.
  • Lung cancer surgery.
  • Stroke.
  • TAVR.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 32nd 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

“It is an honor to be recognized, once again, as the best hospital in our region and as high performing in these critical areas,” said Bimal Patel, President of Hartford Hospital and Senior Vice President of Hartford HealthCare. “I am humbled and so proud of our staff for continuing to provide the highest level of care for our patients even during the many challenges of the pandemic.

“Our community relies on us each and every day, especially during these difficult times, and the Hartford Hospital team never fails to deliver on this promise.”

For the 2021-22 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,750 medical centers nationwide in 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions. In the 15 specialty areas, 175 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.

“This year’s expanded report from U.S. News includes new ratings for important procedures and conditions to help each patient pick the right hospital for the type of care they need,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “Hospitals faced incredible challenges this past year, and the best of them have provided great care throughout the pandemic and continue to offer excellent care today.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

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