Saint Francis Foundation

U.S. News & World Report Names Saint Francis Hospital Among Best Regional Hospitals

Saint Francis Hospital, a member of Trinity Health Of New England, has been recognized as a Best Hospital for 2020-21 by U.S. News & World Report for the second year in a row. The annual Best Hospitals rankings and ratings, now in their 31st 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 have Saint Francis Hospital named as one of the best in the region,” said Thomas Burke, BPharm, MBA, interim president, Saint Francis Hospital. “We understand patients have a choice when it comes to where they receive their health care. This recognition reinforces the exceptional work carried out on a daily basis at Saint Francis, including our 29-minutes or less Emergency Department wait times, our reduced length of stay for our patients, and our ability to remain a top hospital in the state and nation for low hospital acquired infection rates.”

For the 2020-21 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 16 specialties, 10 procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 134 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized best regional hospitals based on high performing rankings across multiple areas of care.

“For more than 30 years, U.S. News & World Report has been helping patients, along with the help of their physicians, identify the Best Hospitals in an array of specialties, procedures and conditions,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “The hospitals that rise to the top of our rankings and ratings have deep medical expertise, and each has built a track record of delivering good outcomes for patients.”

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.