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Published on May 21, 2015

Spartanburg Medical Center nurse visits with orthopedic patient

A Spartanburg Medical Center nurse checks in on an orthopedic patient. Hip and knee replacements are two areas where SMC received high-performing status from U.S. News & World Report. 

Spartanburg Medical Center the Only SC Hospital Ranked in U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals for Common Care Ratings

Five Procedures and Specialties Receive High-Performing Status

Spartanburg Medical Center (SMC) was one of 40 hospitals ranked by U.S. News & World Report as high performing in the Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings. SMC was the only South Carolina hospital recognized.  A total of 4,600 hospitals were evaluated nationwide.

SMC earned high-performing status in five specialty areas: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, and hip and knee replacement. SMC was one of 34 hospitals that earned the high performing rating in all five procedures and conditions.

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hospitals, unveiled the broadest expansion of its analysis of hospital quality since it began ranking medical centers 25 years ago. The new Best Hospitals for Common Care ratings examined nearly every hospital in the country and evaluated each in five common surgical procedures and medical conditions that account for millions of hospitalizations a year.

“From diagnosis to treatment and recovery, Spartanburg Medical Center is committed to positive outcomes for all of our patients,” said SMC president Phil Feisal. “This is a further testament to our commitment to providing the best possible care to our patients.”

This is not the first time SMC has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for providing outstanding patient care. In 2014, SMC was ranked number one regional hospital in South Carolina by U.S. News & World Report in the 2014-15 U.S. News Best Hospitals Ranking.

U.S. News & World Report developed the new ratings to help patients easily identify hospitals in their communities that excel in treating common conditions. Patients can look up any U.S. hospital at no cost at to see how it rates in three common surgeries – heart bypass, hip replacement and knee replacement – and two widespread chronic conditions – congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. A hospital may be rated as high performing, average or below average.

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 the American Hospital Association and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Determined by factors such as risk-adjusted survival rates, patient safety and hospital reputation, the rankings reflect the relationship between three key aspects of care – structure, process and outcomes.

About Spartanburg Medical Center

Part of Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System (SRHS), Spartanburg Medical Center (SMC) is a research and teaching hospital licensed for 540 beds with more than 500 physicians on staff. SMC offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment for residents in a eleven-county area of North and South Carolina. SMC’s services include Level I Trauma Care Emergency Services; Level III Neonatal Intensive Care; Gibbs Cancer Center & Research Institute; Heart Center; Hospice; Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health; Women and Children’s Services. U.S. News & World Report named SMC the best regional hospital in South Carolina for 2014 and the hospital earned high-performing status in nine areas: cardiology and heart surgery; diabetes and endocrinology; gastroenterology and gastrointestinal surgery; geriatrics; nephrology; neurology and neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.

About U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report is a digital news and information company that empowers people to make better, more informed decisions about important issues affecting their lives. Focusing on Education, Health, Personal Finance, Travel, Cars and News & Opinion, provides consumer advice, rankings, news and analysis to serve people making complex decisions throughout all stages of life. 30 million people visit each month for research and guidance. Founded in 1933, U.S. News is headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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