By: Courtney Thomas—
IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, part of the IU Health system, was named the No. 5 ranked regional hospital in Indiana. Besides IU Health Ball, IU Health has three other hospitals among the 10 top ranked hospitals in Indiana: IU Health Medical Center (#1), IU Health Arnett (#8) and IU Health Bloomington (#8) hospitals.
“What a great honor to be recognized for our commitment to excellent patient care,” said Jeff Bird, MD, president, IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital. “Our patients, visitors and community members can continue to be assured that we are here to provide a personalized, highly skilled approach to healthcare.”
IU Health Ball also received high ratings in one adult specialty and three adult procedures/conditions included in the U.S.News & World Report Best Hospitals ratings. These include:
• Urology—high performing
• Hip replacement—high performing
• Heart failure—high performing
• Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) —high performing
To create the rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The annual rankings, now in their 30th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures.
“This recognition is a true reflection of the priority our team members place on the needs of patients with each individual interaction,” said Pete Voss, MD, chief medical officer – IU Health East Central Region. “Providing the very best care is at the center of everything we do.”
The full list of U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings is available at health.usnews.com/best-hospitals. This year’s rankings were produced by U.S. News with North Carolina-based research organization RTI International.
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. It is part of an elite group of hospitals with Magnet designation for nursing excellence. More than 17,700 patients are admitted every year and more than 300,000 outpatient procedures are completed annually. Jeff Bird, MD, is President. Learn more at iuhealth.org/ball-memorial.