U.S. News & World Report Names Hartford Hospital Best in Region

August 08, 2017

Hartford Hospital Ranks High-Performing in Six Specialties and Five Procedures

USNews Best Regional Hospitals Hartford Hospital 2017

Hartford Hospital has been ranked #1 in the Hartford region and among the best in Connecticut for 2017-2018 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings, now in its 28th year, recognize hospitals that excel in treating the most challenging patients. This year, Hartford Hospital ranks in six specialties and five procedures.

It is an honor to be recognized as the best in the region yet again,” said Stuart Markowitz, M.D., president, Hartford Hospital; senior vice president, Hartford HealthCare.  “Our commitment and reputation for excellence is cemented in the region thanks to the dedication of each Hartford Hospital staff member.  Every day this team delivers the best possible care in the safest and most compassionate way.  Our journey to excellence is a team effort, and we are so thankful to our staff and the patients who trust us with their care.”


U.S. News & World Report recently changed its methodology making it much more difficult to achieve a rank in "High Performing" banners.  The new methodology recognizes the best of the best—the top ten percent and Hartford Hospital ranks high-performing in six specialties and five procedures:


High Performing Specialties:

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology

  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

  • Geriatrics

  • Nephrology

  • Orthopedics

  • Pulmonology

High Performing Procedures:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

  • Aortic Valve Surgery

  • Heart Bypass Surgery

  • Heart Failure

  • Colon Cancer Surgery

A complete outline of how the new methodology works can be found here.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is ranked # 2 in the nation among the top the hospitals specializing in cancer care.  This marks the 27th year that MSK has been recognized as one of the nation’s top 2 cancer hospitals. The Hartford HealthCare Cancer   Institute is proud to be the charter member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Alliance.  The Cancer Institute is comprised of five cancer centers — one at each of Hartford HealthCare’s acute care hospitals across Connecticut.

The rankings, available at www.usnews.com/best-hospitals, will appear in the U.S. News "Best Hospitals 2018" guidebook (ISBN 978-1-931469-678), available in August from the U.S. News Store.

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