STUART – Martin Medical Center has been recognized as one of the best hospitals for 2016-17 in the treatment and procedures for heart failure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and hip replacement.

The U.S. News Best Hospital rankings, now in their 27th year, help guide patients to hospitals that deliver outstanding care across 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. The Best Hospitals methodologies include objective measures such as patient survival, the number of times a given procedure is performed, infection rates, adequacy of nurse staffing and more.

“This recognition as a high performing hospital by U.S. News & World Report is the result of tremendous dedication by our associates and physicians,” said Rob Lord, president and CEO of Martin Health System. “A health care system is only as good as its people and we are very fortunate to have excellent medical professionals committed to providing exceptional health care, hope and compassion to every person, every time.”

“U.S. News evaluates nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide,” said Ben Harder, chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “A hospital that emerged from our analysis as one of the best has much to be proud of.”

For 2016-17, 153 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty, while 1,628 received a high performing rating in one or more specialties, procedures or conditions. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals that were high-performing across multiple areas of care.

Best Hospitals was produced by U.S. News with RTI International, a leading research organization based in Research Triangle Park, N.C.

The rankings will be published in the U.S. News “Best Hospitals 2017” guidebook. For more information, visit Best Hospitals.

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