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Published on August 27, 2018

U.S. News & World Report Names Bryan Medical Center Among Nation's High Performing Hospitals

Lincoln, NE – Bryan Medical Center has been ranked as the second best hospital in Nebraska and earned high performing marks in five categories in the latest U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings.

“We’re honored to receive this national recognition from the widely read and respected U.S. News & World Report,” said John Woodrich, president and COO of Bryan Medical Center. “It signifies the excellent work our skilled doctors, nurses and staff perform everyday to earn the trust of patients throughout Nebraska and our region.”

The 29th annual U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care rankings are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care. The ratings evaluate nearly 5,000 hospitals across the country in a variety of specialties, procedures and conditions.

A total of 158 hospitals were nationally ranked in at least one specialty. More than 1,100 hospitals were rated high performing in at least one common procedure or condition. Bryan Medical Center ranked as the second best hospital in Nebraska and achieved the highest rating possible in aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, colon cancer surgery, heart bypass surgery and heart failure.

“For nearly three decades, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis for U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available on nearly every hospital across the United States, we give patients, families and physicians information to support their search for the best care across a range of procedures, conditions and specialties.”

The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely on entirely on objective measures, such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators. Prominent changes to the 2018-2019 rankings methodology included more emphasis on patient outcomes and patient experience measures.

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