Published on July 21, 2015

U.S. News Rates Genesis Medical Center, Davenport As Top Community Hospital In Iowa

Genesis Medical Center, Davenport has been rated as the top community hospital in Iowa for the second consecutive year by U.S. News Media & World Report’s 2015-16 Best Hospitals ratings.

Genesis Medical Center, Davenport was recognized as “High Performing’’ in three Common Care measures.  Genesis was rated as “High Performing’’ in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure and hip replacement.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, an academic center, was rated No. 1 overall in Iowa. Genesis Medical Center, Davenport shares the No. 2 overall rating in Iowa with Alegent Creighton Mercy Hospital in Council Bluffs.

"The important message from the high Iowa rating for the second consecutive year is that Genesis Medical Center, Davenport is consistently providing high quality care,’’ said Doug Cropper, President and CEO, Genesis Health System. “We want patients to expect a high quality of care and excellent patient outcomes when they are Genesis patients.

“This is a tribute to the quality and safety of care provided by our doctors, nurses and everyone who is part of the patient experience at Genesis.  In these Common Care conditions … treatment of COPD, heart failure and hip replacement … Genesis Medical Center, Davenport met high standards for patient safety and survival.

“Patients have better access than ever before to information about safety and quality of care at hospitals.  Information in the hands of our patients is a valuable tool.  We value their research and evaluation of Genesis.”

Of the 4,665 hospitals that were considered as possible Best Hospitals for Common Care, only 16% achieved a “High Performing’’ rating in any of the five procedures being evaluated.

Genesis Medical Center, Davenport was the only Quad Cities hospital receiving a “High Performing’’ rating in any of the five Common Care procedures.

U.S. News also evaluates hospitals in 16 adult specialties and 10 pediatrics specialties.  In most specialties, U.S. News ranks the nation’s top 50 hospitals. Only 3 percent of the nearly 5,000 hospitals that were analyzed for “Best Hospitals 2015-2016’’ were nationally ranked in even one specialty.

The 2015-2016 national top five were: 1. Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston; 2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Mn.; 2. Tie, Johns Hopkins, Baltimore and UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles; 5. Cleveland Clinic.

“This annual report by U.S. News is considered to be an objective, credible resource for how hospitals are caring for patients,’’ Cropper added.  “The next step for Genesis is to make the highly selective honor roll of hospitals ranked in the top 50 nationally in at least one specialty.  We’re getting closer to that goal.’’

U.S. News publishes Best Hospitals to help guide patients who need a high level of care because they face particularly difficult surgery, a challenging condition, or added risk because of other health problems or age.  Objective measures such as patient survival and safety data, the adequacy of nurse staffing levels, and, other data largely determined the rankings in most specialties.

The regional hospital rankings complement the national rankings by including hospitals with solid performance nearly at the level of nationally ranked institutions. The regional rankings are aimed primarily at consumers whose care may not demand the special expertise found only at a nationally ranked Best Hospital or who may not be willing or able to travel long distances for medical care. The U.S. News metro rankings give many such patients and their families more options of hospitals within their community and in their health insurance network.

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