Newsweek Names All Three Southcoast Health Hospitals to its World’s Best Hospitals List for the Sixth Year in a Row

Southcoast Hospitals Group, consisting of Charlton Memorial, St. Luke’s and Tobey Hospitals, has earned global recognition on Newsweek’s list of the World’s Best Hospitals 2024.

This is the sixth consecutive year Southcoast Health has been recognized on the national list, classifying the not-for-profit community health system as an “All Time Winner.”

“Earning this significant recognition is a direct reflection of the exceptional care and service our providers, nurses and staff reliably provide across the South Coast region,” said David O. McCready, President and CEO of Southcoast Health.

“With three hospitals, over 50 ambulatory locations and our comprehensive Southcoast Health Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) working together, our dedicated team delivers a comprehensive approach to health care, while deploying the latest technology and innovative treatments for our community. I want to take a moment to thank the exceptional team here at Southcoast Health for their unwavering commitment to our patients and dedication to the highest standard of care.”

The World’s Best Hospitals list is compiled by Newsweek and the global data research firm Statista Inc. as a resource to help patients make informed decisions when choosing the right hospital for their care. This prestigious list additionally serves as a benchmark for hospitals, indicating their relative performance in comparison to both national and international peers.

This year, over 2,400 hospitals were ranked from over 30 countries, and only 412 hospitals from the United States were named on their nationally ranked list. Southcoast Health was one of only 17 hospitals from Massachusetts and Rhode Island to earn this honorable recognition.

To evaluate each hospital’s performance, Newsweek and Statista developed a complex methodology to ensure the quality and validity of the ranking. Four data sources were used for the evaluation including recommendations from medical experts, patient experience surveys, patient-reported outcome measures and hospital quality metrics.

Major changes were made in this year’s edition to raise the standards of the award. A global board of renowned experts supports the continuous development of the methodology. To learn more about the 2024 methodology please click here.

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