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

August 14, 2018

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

MMC earns a “high performing” ranking in the specialty of Urology as well as in eight common procedures and conditions

PORTLAND, Maine — U.S. News & World Report has named Maine Medical Center as a “Best Regional Hospital” for the sixth consecutive year and as the best hospital in Maine in 2018-2019. MMC also was recognized as “high performing” in the specialty of urology and in eight common procedures and conditions included in the annual survey of U.S. hospitals.

“We are proud to receive this important recognition by U.S. News & World Report. It reflects our team’s dedication to delivering high quality care every day,” said MMC President and CEO Richard Petersen. “Thank you to all our colleagues for the work they do every day on behalf of our patients, and for continually seeking new and innovative ways to deliver the best possible care close to home.”

U.S. News created the Best Regional Hospitals survey in 2011 to provide consumers 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.

MMC also received recognition as a “high performing” hospital in the specialty of urology. According to U.S. News, a hospital is rated “high performing” in a specialty category if it’s scored in the top 10 percent nationwide. U.S. News also rated MMC as “high performing” in these eight common procedures and conditions:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Aortic Valve Surgery
  • Colon Cancer Surgery
  • 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 2018-2019, 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 8,700 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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