MUNCIE, IN—Yesterday, U.S.News & World Report released its 2016-2017 ‘Best Hospitals’ rankings and ‘Best Hospitals for Common Care’ ratings, naming Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital among the state’s top hospitals.
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, part of the IU Health System, is the No. 8 ranked regional hospital in Indiana. IU Health is the No. 1 ranked health system in Indiana, according to the U.S.News rankings.
“IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is extraordinarily honored to be recognized as one of the state’s top ranking hospitals,” said Michael Haley, president of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. “These rankings provide patients with important, long-standing and trustworthy information that can help them in making choices for highly skilled care. We are pleased to be a high-ranking destination for care.”
This year, IU Health BMH also received high ratings in four adult procedures/conditions included in the U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings. These included hip replacement, knee replacement, heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD.
“Our high ratings in these areas of patient care demonstrate, without a doubt, that our experts provide exceptional care every day,” said Dr. Jeffrey Bird, COO/CMO of IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. “It’s exciting to see high ratings in these areas. Our physicians, nurses and entire hospital staff do a phenomenal job every day to ensure we provide the very best environment and highest level of care to put patients first.”
For their Best Hospitals rankings, U.S.News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. More than 150 Indiana hospitals were evaluated. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is recognized in the Central Region.
The U.S.News Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care for multiple specialties, procedures and conditions. Scoring for Best Hospitals rankings is based on four components: Outcomes, Structure, Process, and Patient Safety. The full list of U.S.News Best Hospitals rankings is available at health.usnews.com/best-hospitals. This year’s rankings, produced by U.S. News with North Carolina-based research organization RTI International, will also be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook.
About Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital serves as a tertiary referral center and teaching hospital for East Central Indiana and part of Indiana University Health. IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital is accredited by the Joint Commission and maintains 1.2 million square feet of facilities. More than 17,500 patients are admitted every year and more than 310,000 outpatient procedures are completed annually. Michael Haley is President. Learn more at iuhealth.org/ball-memorial.