U.S. News & World Report Names MMC ‘Best Regional Hospital’ For A Fifth Straight Year

August 08, 2017

Contact: Caroline Cornish
207-662-4146 / ccornish@mmc.org

MMC is one of just 48 hospitals nationwide to be recognized as ‘high performing’ in all nine procedures and conditions listed

PORTLAND, Maine — U.S. News & World Report has named Maine Medical Center a “Best Regional Hospital” for the fifth consecutive year. MMC also is just one of 48 hospitals out of 4,500 nationwide and the only hospital in Maine that was recognized as “high performing” in all nine procedures and conditions included in the 2017-2018 survey of U.S. hospitals.

“This recognition by U.S. News & World Report reflects the high-quality services we provide patients every day,” said MMC President and CEO Richard Petersen. “Achievements like this wouldn’t be possible without the dedication and diverse talents of our providers, nurses and entire care team.”

U.S. News created the Best Regional Hospitals survey in 2011 to provide consumers who want to stay close to home with a way to assess the overall care at hospitals in their areas. Barely 10 percent of hospitals can call themselves a Best Regional Hospital. U.S. News also rated MMC as “high performing” in these nine common procedures and conditions:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Heart Bypass Surgery
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Hip Replacement
  • Knee Replacement
  • Lung Cancer Surgery

U.S. News rated the performance of more than 4,500 hospitals from high performing to below average in those procedures and conditions to help consumers find good sources of local care.

The rankings are available at http://usnews.com/best-hospitals.

About Maine Medical Center
Maine Medical Center (MMC), recognized as the number-one ranked hospital in Maine by U.S. News and World Report for 2017-2018, is a complete health care resource for the people of Greater Portland and the entire state, as well as northern New England. Incorporated in 1868, MMC is the state’s largest medical center, licensed for 637 beds and employing nearly 6,500 people. MMC's unique role as both a community hospital and a referral center requires an unparalleled depth and breadth of services, including an active educational program and a world-class biomedical research center. As a nonprofit institution, Maine Medical Center provides nearly 23 percent of all the charity care delivered in Maine. MMC is a member of the MaineHealth system, a growing family of health care services in northern New England. For more information, visit www.mmc.org.

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