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U.S. News names OHSU Hospital No. 1 in Oregon, ranks seven OHSU specialties among best in the nation

Ranking criteria include patient survival and safety, patient experience, quality of nursing care

OHSU Hospital is No. 1 in Oregon, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals 2017-18, and ranks among the best hospitals in the nation in seven specialties:

U.S. News also rated four OHSU specialties as “high-performing”:

“It’s gratifying to see our commitment to excellence reflected in these rankings,” said Mitch Wasden, Ed.D., executive vice president and chief executive officer of OHSU Healthcare. “We are extremely proud of our talented and dedicated health care teams.”

For the 2017-18 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 152 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high-performing across multiple areas of care.

The U.S. News methodologies include risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety, quality of nursing care and other care-related indicators.

According to U.S. News, the annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 28th year, are designed to help patients make informed decisions about where to receive care for life-threatening conditions or for common elective procedures.

U.S. News released its Best Children's Hospitals 2017-18 rankings last month, and OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital is nationally ranked in six specialties:

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