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Published on July 15, 2014

U.S. News and World Report Ranks Spartanburg Medical Center #1
in the State of South Carolina

Nine specialties also earn high marks

July 15, 2014 - Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg Medical Center has been ranked the number one hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report in the 2014-15 U.S. News Best Hospitals rankings.

The magazine just released the 25th edition of its annual Best Hospitals and Best Regional Hospitals lists, providing key information on some 5,000 medical centers across the country, ranking them in 16 specialties on national, state and regional tiers. The report is designed to identify the most favorable options for the most complex patients – those whose illnesses pose unusual challenges because of underlying conditions, procedure difficulty or other medical issues that add risk.

“This #1 ranking for Spartanburg Medical Center is further validation of the dedication and commitment of our physicians, nurses and tremendous support team in care excellence – we are honored to be recognized by such a prestigious publication,” said Bruce Holstien, CEO of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System. “Spartanburg Medical Center remains committed to the diagnosis and treatment of the most challenging and complicated medical cases, offering the highest level of expertise right here at home.”

Spartanburg Medical Center earned high-performing status in nine specialty areas: cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and GI surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.

This ranking is a testament to the overall success of Spartanburg Medical Center and it reflects the commitment of our staff and physicians to quality patient outcomes,” said Chris Lombardozzi, M.D., quality chief medical officer of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings are based on a well-established methodology that includes original survey data and secondary analyses of data from organizations including American Hospital Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Determined by factors such as risk-adjusted survival rates, patient safety and hospital reputation, the rankings reflect the interrelationship among three key aspects of care – structure, process and outcomes.

Spartanburg Medical Center is a research and teaching hospital licensed for 540 beds. More than 500 physicians on staff offer state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for residents of a five-county area in North and South Carolina. For more information, visit

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