Southcoast Health Hospitals System earns Best Regional Hospital designation by U.S. News & World Report

Southcoast Hospitals Group, which includes Charlton Memorial Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, and Tobey Hospital, has been named a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. The system is ranked #8 in Massachusetts and #2 in the Providence R.I. metro region.

Best Regional Hospitals are hospitals that offer a full array of services with high performing ratings in specialties, procedures and conditions. Southcoast Hospitals Group scored high performing ratings in the adult specialty, urology, in colon cancer surgery, and in the treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder (COPD) and heart failure. 

Out of the 98 Massachusetts inpatient, long term acute care and rehabilitation hospitals considered by US News & World Report only 9 made the Best Regional Hospital list placing Southcoast Hospitals Group in the top 10 percent for Massachusetts hospitals and top 13 percent in the nation. For the 2019-20 rankings and ratings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. Only 569 hospitals across the US made the list of Best Regional Hospitals.

“I am so proud of the nurses, physicians, technicians and staff that make it possible for Southcoast Hospitals to rank as a Best Regional Hospital by U.S. News & World Report,” said Southcoast Health President and CEO Keith Hovan. “This designation is a reflection of the dedicated and exceptional care we achieve every day, one patient at a time.”

“For 30 years, 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 at 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 objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and discharge-to-home rates, volume, and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.